Yes I know that this is a food blog, but I think it's completely okay to take one day out and bring attention to a cause that means so much to me - finding a cure for cancer. The statistics aren't getting any better and from the StandUp2Cancer site, 1 in 2 men will have some form of cancer and 1 in 3 women.
As some of you may know, my main focus is breast cancer support. I walk in the Riverwalk for a Cure every year at Frame Park in May, the Susan G. Komen 5Kin September and buy items that help support providing mamograms to those less fortunate. If I buy something in a retail store that has the ribbon on it, I make sure there is some sort of tag or label on it that states if a part of my purchase price was donated or if the company is donating a lump sum. If that isn't specified, I do not purchase. I don't like the idea of other people getting rich off of another misfortune. Kohl's and Avon tend to have some very nice items and donate greatly to the finding a cure.
And to incorporate food into this blog, the first cupcake tasting that I attended for IronCupcake Milwaukee was a breast cancer themed event. There were amazing pink cupcake creations and the flavors were amazing - X Rated, pink champagne, pink lemonade, strawberry - just delicious. I also intend to complete my baking set with a few touches of breast cancer products. No I'm not going to get the Pink Kitchenaid Mixer - one in white or black would be nice tho.
Although I focus my funding towards breast cancer support, there are so many other kinds of cancer that need as much attention if not more. I don't think there is a part of the body that is safe from cancer. Please take a moment today and StandUp2Cancer. You can donate your Facebook status, Twitter post and more to bring awareness to this cause.