As most of you know, October isn’t just for Halloween, it’s also breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer is a disease that kills thousands of people every year, not just women.
It’s so important to support charities that fund research to diseases such as breast cancer. Even if you can’t afford to give money, you can participate in walks or fundraisers. There’s so much that can be done.
My mom put together a team for the Race for the Cure in Pittsburgh in 2011, 2 months before she passed away from the terrible disease. She was one of the top fundraisers for all of Pittsburgh. Our team name was United for Donna and she brought together people from all over the city to support her and breast cancer research.
The Race for the Cure is a great event in Pittsburgh. After registering, you get a free T-shirt and there are a ton of tents with free foods and knick knacks. They even have pink bagels.
I’m including a recipe I found on eclecticeveryday.com for Pink Champagne Cupcakes in honor of breast cancer awareness month.
1 box white cake mix
Red food coloring
Champagne to use instead of water
8 oz shortening
1 lb powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2-3 tablespoons of milk
Mix cake mix according to box directions replacing water for champagne and adding a few drops of red food coloring to make the cake pink
Let cupcakes cool and mix shortening and powdered sugar together. Add vanilla and milk until icing is light and fluffy.
Pictures from Don Weiss Photography