-Georgetown Cupcake will be participating in “Cupcakes for a Cause,” a national fundraiser dedicated to raising funds for CancerCARE for Kids. Along with over 700 bakeries across the country, Georgetown Cupcake will be selling a featured cupcake from September 20 to 26, of which all proceeds will be donated to CancerCARE to support children and families across the country dealing with a cancer diagnosis.
CancerCARE for Kids, a nonprofit organization, offers counseling, support groups, and recreational programs to children suffering from cancer and their familes, believing that the needs of children and teens dealing with cancer are drastically different than those of adults, CancerCARE launched “Cupcakes for a Cause” in 2004 with only a few bakeries in New York City participating. Since then, the cause has grown into a national campaign, last year raising nearly $100,000.
“Cupcakes for a Cause” invites bakeries to participate in their annual event as well as any individuals who want to have a bake sale in their area. Their online site provides all the tools a person would need to host a bake sale, from printable fliers to how-to guides for designing a promotional webpage.
“Cupcakes for a Cause” is not the first cupcake Georgetown Cupcake has made for a special cause. They have taken part in many fundraisers throughout the community such as Hope for Henry, Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, and “Georgetown Cupcake Night” at the Nationals Park, which gave a portion of every ticket sold to the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation. They also make a special “pink ribbon” cupcake, of which all proceeds go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure to fight breast cancer.