Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation Joins Forces with Bake It Happen
Pink Pumpkin Patch
Foundation Joins Forces with Bake It Happen
Together They Raise Awareness and Money for Breast Cancer
Rocky Ford, CO., September 2014 -Heading into its third season,
the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation is fully geared up to welcome
breast cancer awareness month. The foundation will continue working
with commercial growers, FFA and 4H chapters across the country to
promote pink pumpkins and raise funds for breast cancer research.
Additionally, they have announced a new partnership for 2014 with
Bake It HappenTM, a national baking campaign that raises
money for breast cancer research.
The foundation debuted in the fall of 2012 with pink pumpkin
growers across the country offering these unique pink pumpkins to
their customers. In 2013, FFA and 4H chapters throughout the nation
were offered free seed from Porcelain Doll seed distributor
Seedway, as a way for students to meet their Supervised
Agricultural Experience (SAE) requirement and as a way for them to
contribute to breast cancer research as they planted, harvested and
sold their crops.
This year the foundation has garnered new energy by partnering
with Bake It Happen. The campaign is unique in that the request for
its participants is reasonable; no one is asked to personally
solicit for money, to run in a race, or climb a mountain.
It's really quite simple, fun and anyone can participate: just bake
and share a baked item with the people in your lives throughout the
month of October.
Starting September 26th, participants will be encouraged to go
to the Bake it Happen website to get access to recipes from Judy--
the mother of the two-sister team behind the Bake It Happen
campaign who died of breast cancer. She is also the
inspiration to the popular food blog My Judy the Foodie.
Throughout the month of October, participants are encouraged to
bake the recipes and share them with anyone in their lives. Every
time a recipe is baked/shared, participants take a photo and either
upload it to Facebook (or social media of their choice) or email it
with the hashtag #bakeithappen. Each time a picture is taken and
shared, an anonymous donor will donate money to the Pink Pumpkin
Patch Foundation, through Bake It Happen.
"When the Bake It Happen team approached the foundation with
this creative opportunity, we were honored to be the recipient of
their efforts," said Carol Holsopple-Froese, president of the Pink
Pumpkin Patch Foundation. "As a breast cancer survivor myself, I am
touched by this beautiful tribute to their mother which will help
us make an impact in breast cancer research."
While the multitude of campaigns throughout October won't bring
back those lives lost, they help bring awareness and funds to
breast cancer research.
"Although it won't bring our mother back, my sister and I have
found a small bit of comfort in creating a program that not
only raises awareness but also directs funds to support research
for this insidious disease, said Shari Brooks and Stacy Pagan, the
sisters behind Bake It Happen. "We are thrilled to be able to
contribute to the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation through our
campaign efforts knowing that 100% of the money raised will be
ear-marked for breast cancer research."
For additional information about the Pink Pumpkin Patch
Foundation and its pumpkins, please visit our website at www.PinkPumpkinPatch.org.
For additional information on Bake It Happen, please visit their
website, www.bakeithappen.net, which
debuts on September 26.
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About the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation
The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation was created in 2012 to aid in
the fight against breast cancer. The foundation is made up of
America's pumpkin growers have committed to giving a percentage of
proceeds from every pink pumpkin sold to organizations involved in
breast cancer research. The foundation will oversee the donations
and ensure that the funds go directly to reputable organizations
with the highest percentage of dollars spent on actual
About Bake It Happen
Bake it Happen™ is a national campaign that was created in 2013 in
loving memory of Judy Levin --- an avid cook--- who passed away
after a long struggle with breast cancer. The goal of the
campaign is to creatively raise money and awareness for breast
cancer research through baking. Participants are simply asked
to bake and share their goods with friends and family; every time
goods are shared, money will be donated to a particular
organization committed to the advancement of breast cancer