CUPCAKES FOR CANCER was created by 13 yr Blakely Colvin in the fall of 2007.
Blake's vision began with the desire to help a fellow eighth grader who had just been diagnosed with Leukemia. Her inspiration came from her love of cupcakes -eating them, baking them, drawing them (even her dog is named Cupcake) and her desire to make a difference in the life a child battling cancer. The icing on the (cup)CAKE is Blake is a chemo survivor herself and knows first hand how long and hard that road to recovery is.
Blake's plan was simple- bake and sell homemade cupcakes for $1 after school and at other local events to raise funds towards Kevin's treatment. Not only did Blake and her cupcake crew raise $5000 in 6 weeks, during the onset of her endeavor, but she succeeded in infecting her hometown with Cupcake Fever! Blake did not stop there! Now a nationally recognized non-profit, Cupcakes for Cancer continues to raise funds for The Teddy Bear Cancer of Santa Barbara, Make-a-Wish of the Tri-Counties and Band of Parents - a national pediatric cancer research foundation.
In the past 4 years, Blake, with the help of her family and friends, has raised an amazing $120,000 with those silly cupcakes, granted 8 wishes for ill children for Make A Wish of theTri-counties, donated $20,000 to TeddyBear Cancer Foundation, $37,00 to Community Wellness Center Valley Ventura/Westlake and has designed a national outreach called "Frosting Hope Across America" - inspiring others to host cupcake sales and donate too! All funds raised by these out of state Cupcake Angels are donated to Band of Parents-a New York based non-profit that funds pediatric cancer research for Neuroblastoma- a brain cancer with only 30% cure.
Become a Cupcake Angel in your town... join Blake's cupcake crew by making a "SWEET" difference one crumb at a time in the life of a child battling cancer!
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