HOPE4US Team Bake Sale

I am fortunate to know and work with some of the most amazing women – women who, several times every year, organize fundraisers and participate in walks supporting multiple charities.

Last Friday, they organized a building-wide bake sale to benefit their team, HOPE4US in support of the 2012 Making Strides of Syracuse Walk.

Because I never seem to find enough time after work hours to bake during the week, I decided to cheat on my contribution to the bake sale (those of you who know me, feel free to register your surprise).

I found some really great pink ‘french fry’ containers at www.OrientalTrading.com that I thought would make cute packaging, and used them to hold two cookies each (BJ’s makes GREAT white and dark chocolate chunk cookies – are you starting to see a BJ’s theme here?).  I also dipped some pretzel rods in white chocolate and drizzled pink chocolate on them to put in the rest of the containers.  I slipped each filled fry box into a dollar store treat bag (I find the pink and red swirls on clear bags around Valentines Day and stock up), and tied it up with a pink ribbon.

 

Oriental Trading Company Pink French Fry Boxes

Oriental Trading Company Pink French Fry Boxes

Chocolate covered pretzels in pink french fry boxes

Chocolate covered pretzels in pink french fry boxes

I had also purchased some breast cancer support trinkets, like mints, buttons, pins, and bracelets, thinking it would be nice to have some non-food items.  Note for next year – stick with the food!!!

Breast cancer support buttons

Breast cancer support buttons

Breast cancer support bake sale stuff: buttons, pins, mints, bracelets, chocolate covered pretzels and cookies

Breast cancer support bake sale stuff

I wish I had taken some pictures of the sale tables – the ladies at work did a beautiful job and made some truly lovely and delicious things and I was so excited to hear they raised over $700 for their efforts at their bake sale.

If the determination and strength of the women I know who work so hard on behalf of these charities, and in some cases are also survivors themselves, I am sure it will not be long before they find a cure.

 

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