Cooks for the Cure: Not-so-Baby Anymore Birthday Bash
My baby, Goose, is turning 2 tomorrow! Gasp! I honestly have no idea where the 2 years have gone. But, I have a perfect excuse to have an extra-special party. Handily enough, her birthday falls in the right time to host a Cooks for the Cure party! I’m hosting a birthday and snacks party for Goose and asking guests to bring, in lieu of gifts, donations to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. After all, don’t we all have enough toys in our lives?
As part of Goose’s special day, we’ll be having a few items from the upcoming August OAMM vegetarian menu, including Watermelon Yogurt Smoothies/Popsicles and Grilled Cheese Rolls! They’re simple, but delicious (and they look a little bit fancy for the party). I’m also making some of my delicious Homemade Limeade. While I’ve known many women with breast cancer, for me, Cooking for the Cure holds a special place for my favorite uncle, who is battling cancer now. While Susan G. Komen searches for the cure for breast cancer, supporting research of any kind seems a great way celebrate a birthday.
You too can host a part between now and July 29 to support the fight against breast cancer. Invite your family, friends or colleagues for a dinner party, barbecue, office party, dessert sampling or any kind of get together. Instead of gifts, wine or flowers, ask them to bring a donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. Any amount will do.
If your party is registered at CookfortheCure.com and raises more than $50, participants will receive a special Villeroy & Boch “Pass the Plate” serving platter (valued at $24.95) as a thank you by mail upon receipt of your contributions. With its charming artwork by PBS cooking show host Jacques Pépin, this platter may tempt you to keep it for yourself. But please don’t! It was designed to be “re-gifted” again and again along with a homemade culinary creation from the giver.
Each time these individually numbered plates are registered and passed along to others, KitchenAid will make a $5 donation to Komen. This way your party keeps on giving.
It’s all part of Cook for the Cure®, a partnership between Susan G. Komen for the Cure and KitchenAid that has raised over $8 million for the cause.
For more information on 1,000 Cooks for the Cure and other ways to participate, visit CookfortheCure.com.
In connection with the Cook for the Cure® program, KitchenAid will donate a minimum of $450,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure in 2012.