Join us for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
A few weeks ago the #sisterchicks were having a good ole fashioned chat about Breast Cancer and the fact that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month when I found out from Vanderbilt Wife (my cousin) that several of our family members had been impacted by breast cancer. How did I not know this?
When she mentioned it, it got me thinking about a family recipe that I thought was my mother’s but actually turned out to be a recipe passed down from my great aunt. A great who passed away battling breast cancer.
It got me thinking. . . wouldn’t it be cool to share the stories and recipes that make up the story of the women in your life that have battled breast cancer? Most families have such rich memories from around the dinner table. Whether it is a family favorite or a holiday specialty. And the ones from those you loved that had breast cancer? Those are recipes and memories that I would LOVE to hear about.
And then I remembered that Breast Cancer Awareness Month was right around the corner. And I remembered this fantastic blogger with a heart for Breast Cancer Awareness as well, Rachel of A Southern Fairytale. For two years now Rachel has dedicated her blog posts in October to posting the stories of her readers who have been affected or had loved ones affected by breast cancer. They are some moving posts.
So I am excited to announce that for 2010 that Rachel and I are teaming up for a Breast Cancer Awareness project that is sure to move your heart, stir your emotions and fill your stomachs. Here is how. . .
Saving Second Base: A Breast Cancer eCookbook Project
We are looking for recipes and stories/memories related to those recipes of those you have known or loved that have survived or passed away from breast cancer. We will be using these recipes/posts throughout the month of October on A Southern Fairytale and Once A Month Mom.
In addition, at the conclusion of the month we will take each of these recipes and create a commemorative ecookbook that you can then purchase for yourself or as a gift to the loved one and/or their family. All PROFITS from the sale of these ecookbooks will go to the Susan G Koman Foundation. We (Tricia and Rachel) will keep NONE of the proceeds.
We hope that you find that this is a memorable way to honor those in your life and to relive some of their (or your) favorite culinary creations. Here is how you can contribute:
- Include an original recipe. It can be one of the following: a recipe of theirs, a recipe of yours that they loved, or a recipe that makes you think of them/remember them when you make it.
- Write a food related memory or story about someone that has survived or passed whom you knew or were close to that had breast cancer to go with the recipe.
- Include a picture of that person, a picture of you with that person, a picture of the recipe, or another photo that would be appropriate.
- A one-two sentence bio about you, include a URL if you have a blog.
- Email all of the above to breastcancerebook@ gmail.com
Note: Those entering will be asked to sign a publication release for print of the commemorative ecookbook.
If you have known a love one with a love for the kitchen that has survived or been a victim of breast cancer I hope that you will consider joining us by contributing a recipe and story, visiting during the month of October, or by purchasing the ecookbook in November!
If you choose to tweet about this, please use the hashtag – #saving2ndbase – THANKS!