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.
Speaking 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?