My name is Blakely Rae Colvin and I am now 20 years old. I designed Cupcakes for Cancer in 8th grade to help raise funds for another 8th grader, Kevin, in our town that had been diagnosed with leukemia. I wanted to help his family, but most of all I thought... if I could just put a smile on Kevin's face, it would be so awesome! I combined my love of cupcakes and my desire to make a difference.
My plan was simple– bake plenty of homemade cupcakes and sell them once a week after school for $1. To my surprise our Cupcakes were a major hit. It was so inspiring to see our whole community come together and raise the funds! We raised $5,000 in just 6 weeks! The success of the cupcake bake sales surprised everyone!
Cupcakes for Cancer had started out just as a way to help a one kid suffering from cancer -but it became so much more!
Being a chemotherapy survivor myself I believe it is my calling to spread hope to these patients undergoing chemotherapy. Through my illness experience at just 9 years old I came in contact with the most inspiring people. I met other sick children who became my best friends. My best childhood memories came from my hospital experiences. I saw the beauty amongst my darkness. My hope and faith got my family and I through. Words and stories will never describe the beauty that I saw.
Since I started Cupcakes for Cancer we have raised $120,000, granted 9 wishes for Make@Wish Foundation , donated $20,000 to The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, $37,000 to Community Wellness Center in Westlake, & to Band of Parents for pediatric cancer research for Neuroblastoma. Our cupcake funds have also been used to donate three $1,000 college scholarships (that i got to hand select) to deserving high school seniors from my high school!
It brings me to tears on how honored I am to have been given this opportunity to spread hope! Now through our National campaign called "Frosting Hope Across this Planet" we have found a way for others to have the same opportunity by becoming a Cupcake Fairies/Angels! We send our started kits with all the information on how to hold your own Cupcakes for Cancer booth! Where all the proceeds going towards Cancer Research. We currently have over 20 Cupcake Angels and Fairies out of State. We have even expanded to South Africa and Brazil! :)
Our new mission statement is to promote Health! We understand that cancerous cells feed off of sugar (glucose cells). Currently we are under a transformation to bring you homemade organic sugar free cupcakes! I am beyond thrilled to see how this will grow! Please join the cupcake bandwagon! <3 Ideas and thoughts are always welcomed! We are all in this together!
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Peace and Blessings!