My friends at KitchenAid Canada recently contacted me to let me know they have teamed up with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) to encourage anyone who enjoys cooking and entertaining to turn a summer gathering into a “party with a purpose” by hosting a Cook for the Cure party. As you can imagine I am jazzed about this and am currently trying to arrange a little party of my own.
The 1,000 Cooks for the Cure initiative is part of a North American program to enlist at least 1,000 cooks in Canada and the U.S. to host any type of get-together from July 19-28. Participating cooks will simply ask their guests to make a donation to the CBCF in any amount to support the fight against breast cancer.
The 1,000 Cooks for the Cure initiative is part of the larger Cook for the Cure® program, an 11-year effort that has raised more than $2.3 million in Canada for the cause through the sale of KitchenAid® pink product collection and sponsorship of Cook for the Cure. Funds raised from the parties can be designated for the CBCF’s national efforts or local breast cancer initiatives.
Those interested in hosting a party are encouraged to visit CookfortheCure.com to register and obtain a unique host identification number. Registered hosts will be given access to an information kit that includes party ideas, recipes and donation gathering information. To help hosts connect with guests and others planning parties, KitchenAidCanada will feature 1,000 Cooks for the Cure as an event on its Facebook page in the days leading up to the event.
In 2013, KitchenAid Canada will support the fight against breast cancer by donating $100,000 or more to CBCF through its Cook for the Cure® sponsorship and pink product sales.