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Whether it as a home away from home or a favorite vacation spot, Cape Cod has a special place in the hearts of many New Englanders. Carol Sneider, founder, and president of Bakes for Breast Cancer has proudly called the cape her home for the last 35 years. “It’s part of me” Carol said, “Doing something with a community I’ve called home for so long is important to me”.

Not only is the Cape important in our personal ties, but it has a special history to Breast Cancer as well. Women on Cape Cod have a 20% higher rate of Breast Cancer than the national average. Troubling numbers for a community with a population of just over 200 thousand, but every organization is doing their part. As of 2019 Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis is a member of the Dana Farber Cancer Care Collaborative. Providing Cape Cod Hospital with ongoing support services and consultations, an important step towards promoting health and awareness. Similarly, Bakes for Breast Cancer strives to support breast cancer research of Dr. Rachel Freedman of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and grow an event which can benefit so many on the Cape & Islands.

Cape and Islands Bakes for Breast Cancer is set take place this August 3rd-9th. Restaurants and bakeries located on Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard have participated in Bakes for Breast Cancer events for years. Now they have their own event distinguishing themselves from Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer. Yet it is still a difficult period for the hospitality industry because of how Covid-19 has affected business. We understand that not everyone will have the means to participate but hope everyone that is able will. It is not about the size of the donation but the commitment to helping us fight Breast Cancer. “Every desert will make a difference this year” Carol said.

Participating restaurants will be donating 100% of the proceeds from a desert or their 50% of their dessert menu to Bakes for Breast Cancer. So be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth while you are enjoying the summer sun!

You can follow these links to find participating locations or register your own business for this years Cape and Islands Bakes for Breast Cancer- all you need are desserts to sell!

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