Raising Money for Cancer Research


breast cancer month

Here are some unusual ways that organizations are raising money for cancer research:

Whoops! Bakery is dyeing all 21 flavors of its macarons pink from October 19 to 21. For each box of macarons sold that weekend (and all macarons sold online in October), Whoops! will donate $1 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Website is http://www.bywhoops.com.

And look in May for Speed Rack USA, the all-female speed-bartending competition. One hundred percent of proceeds from the events in various cities goes to breast education, prevention, and research. Website is http://www.speedrack.net.


Pancreatic cancerSpeaking of May, there is a month-long celebration of Gamay wine which raises money for pancreatic cancer research. Max Kuller began Ga May in 2015 as a tribute to his father, who passed away from pancreatic cancer. Restaurants, wine retailers, distributors, and vintners in the Washington DC area raised $15,000 in 2015 for the Lustgarten Foundation to Cure Pancreatic Cancer. Website is http://www.lustgarten.org.

Where did I learn this information? From Wine Enthusiast and Food Network magazines. Who knew?





Sisters Network, Inc.

breast cancer - sisters network

Sisters Network, Inc., is a national African American breast cancer survivorship organization.

Founded in 1994 by Karen Eubanks Jackson, a three-time breast cancer survivor, Sisters Network seeks to connect African American women with breast cancer to local survivors and advocates. Based in Houston, this nonprofit now has 3,000 members and more than 40 affiliate survivor-run chapters nationwide.

African American women face unique challenges. Compared to their Caucasion counterparts, they often lack access to top-quality care, tend to get breast cancer at younger age, and have higher mortality rates.

Sisters Network raises breast cancer awareness through such programs as The Gift for Life Block Walk, The Pink Ribbon Awareness Project, and Stop the Silence. They accept donations to assist women in paying for mammograms.

Another project is Raising the House, a facility located in Houston where the organization can educate and empower African American women about the importance of breast health. The Sister House also provides accommodations for all breast cancer survivors.

For more information, visit their website, http://www.sistersnetworkinc,org.