(I highly recommend clicking that and reading through the posts, they’re simply amazing)
I was sitting thinking about how to make my 3rd year of Blogging for Boobs even better, more powerful, more impactful. Most of y’all who follow(ed) along know that my mom was born with brain tumors, my MIL is a two time breast cancer survivor, we lost my SIL to cancer, my Grandfather to cancer and this summer my FIL was diagnosed with lung cancer. I am a bit passionate about supporting Cancer Research and doing whatever I can to raise awareness and money.
Well, my prayers were answered when PING a DM from the darling Tricia the author of the delicious Once A Month Mom blog. She wanted to know if I wanted to partner with her this year on a project for October, National Breast Cancer Month. The more we skyped the more enchanted I became both with her and this idea!
I’m so excited to announce that Tricia and I are partnering on a month long project that we’re calling: Saving Second Base: A Breast Cancer eCookbook Project! (nod to my friend Dragon for the suggestion!)
(I’m working on a graphic right now but, I’m trying to find a tasteful picture of hands or arms over breasts that I can use in B&W with script and have all rights to..with credit to the photographer, of course)
Okay, more about the project, which I am SO excited about!
Saving Second Base: A Breast Cancer eCookbook Project
We are looking for recipes and stories/memories accompanying those recipes that are special to, from, or remind you of someone whom you have known or loved that have survived or passed away from breast cancer. We will be using these recipes/posts throughout the month of October on A Southern Fairytale and Once A Month Mom.
In addition, at the conclusion of the month we will take each of these recipes and create a commemorative ecookbook that you can then purchase for yourself or as a gift to the loved one and/or their family. All PROFITS from the sale of these ecookbooks will go to the Susan G Koman Foundation. Tricia and I will keep NONE of the proceeds, not a portion, not a percent, not a brass farthing (I know brass farthing!!! But, it just sounds good). 🙂
We hope that you find that this is a memorable way to honor those in your life and to relive some of their (or your) favorite culinary creations. Here is how you can contribute:
- Include an original recipe. It can be one of the following: a recipe of theirs, a recipe of yours that they loved, or a recipe that makes you think of them/remember them when you make it.
- Write a food related memory or story about someone that has survived or passed whom you knew or were close to that had breast cancer to go with the recipe.
- Include a picture of that person, a picture of you with that person, a picture of the recipe, or another photo that would be appropriate.
- A one-two sentence bio about you, include a URL if you have a blog.
- Email all of the above to breastcancerebook@ gmail.com
Note: Those entering will be asked to sign a publication release for print of the commemorative ecookbook.
If you have known a loved one with a love for the kitchen that has survived or been a victim of breast cancer I hope that you will consider joining us by contributing a recipe and story, visiting during the month of October, or by purchasing the ecookbook in November!