Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes for the Cure

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

It's sadly amazing to me that there is no cure. Millions of women, our mothers, sisters and friends, are suffering through this disease, and although there is hope - there is always hope - there is no cure. But that doesn't have to be the case. A cure is out there, and we can help find it. Breast cancer doesn't have to put an end to so much happiness. The fear of breast cancer doesn't have to lurk in all our minds forever. There are so many, many ways to help.

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

They have chosen pink. Pink is feminine. Pink makes us feel pretty. Pink is now powerful. Pink is so often symbolic of women, and now pink means hope. Have you or has someone you know been touched by this disease? Have you lost a loved one, or have you been drawn closer as a family because of a battle with cancer? I know few people who can answer no to those questions, and it brings tears to my eyes.

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

My friend Shannon is going to take part in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in a few short weeks. You can help by pushing her toward her goal of $1,800, or you can make a general donation here. What? You want to do more? You want more options? How about having a Party for the Cure? The money you raise will go to Susan G. Komen For the Cure. Oh. You don't have time to throw an entire par-tay. I understand. How about a cocktail hour, then dinner out? Oy. You don't want to get dressed up. OK. How about a girl's night in - complete with Dirty Dancing, Pretty Woman, and some pink-lemonade cupcakes?

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

I dedicate these cupcakes to my mother-in-law, who has her own battle with this disease. I dedicate it to my great aunts who have fought against breast cancer and won. I dedicate it to my next-door neighbor who is living with what life has handed her in true gentle, beautiful, Southern form. And I dedicate it to a dear friend who told me just yesterday how much my Race for the Cure t-shirt means to her, as she just found out she has breast cancer, too. And I dedicate it to all of you and your friends and family. We will find a way out. We will find a cure.

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

The recipe for these pink-lemonade cupcakes is courtesy of Daisycakes, who used it courtesy of Julie Hasson. Go ahead. Whip up a batch of pink power today. Share them with a friend who may need a pick-me-up. And be sure to pass a hug along with them.

12 comments:

  1. Adorable cupcakes. Even better message. Good job.

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  2. Wonderful post. Pass out hugs, cupcakes, and reminders to go get a mammogram.

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  3. Really powerful message... and you're right, all of us have been affected in one way or another. Let's just keep praying for a cure to come sooner than later!

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  4. What a great message! Just reminds each of us that there is always something we can do to help!

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  5. These are beautiful Abby! What a wonderful post. My grandmother is a survivor of breast cancer! I hope the message gets out and you are able to raise a lot of money for this so needed cause! One day we will have a cure!!

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  6. What a beautiful blog! I'm gluten free but thoroughly enjoyed it! Maybe someday I'll take some pictures for mine! I've added a link to yours on mine...http://blogs.timesunion.com/glutenfree/
    Suzanne

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  7. These cooks look wonderful!!!!! And what a wonderful idea to make some yummy, pink cupcakes in honor of the fight for a cure!

    Just wandered into your blog and I love tocook...so I'm going to wander around and look at your other posts!

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  8. I can tell how passionate you are about this subject, from reading your post. Hopefully a cure will come soon.
    The cupcakes looks very pretty, and I love the idea of pink lemonade.

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  9. Great cupcakes! I love the whole concept, even your papers are adorable. Thank you for sharing and also for caring so deeply.

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  10. These are so cute and fun looking! I think it's a great idea. Your meatloaf looks tasty too! Meatloaf is so darn versatile, I don't know why some people aren't a fan!! Thanks for stopping by my blog, nice meeting you! :D

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