Martha Stewart, KitchenAid, and Susan G. Komen are joining forces with the culinary world to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research in “1,000 Cooks for the Cure.” The initiative, which runs July 18 through 27, kicks off with an exclusive party.Stewart encourages home cooks to host their own fundraising parties where guests bring a monetary gift for the cancer research company in lieu of flowers or gifts for the host. So far, the Cooks for the Cure wider initiative, through fundraising efforts like auctioning off chef-autographed KitchenAid equipment, has raised $9.5 million in the fight against breast cancer.
“For 13 years, KitchenAid and cooks across America have been helping Komen in its mission to end breast cancer forever,” said Komen President and CEO Dr. Judy Salerno in a statement. “This partnership brings the fight against breast cancer from individuals’ homes into the lives of millions facing this disease today.”
If you are interested in hosting a party, sign up at CookfortheCure.KitchenAid.com, and receive a host identification number as well as access to party ideas and recipes.
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