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Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation & Bake it Happen™ Team-Up Again to Tackle Breast Cancer

BY: Jen Velasquez | DATE: September 08, 2015

Rocky Ford, CO.,September 8, 2015- The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation is excited to announce the second year of their breast cancer partnership with Bake it Happen™. While the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation raises funds from the sale of each unique pink pumpkin for breast cancer research, Bake it Happen donates funds to the same each time someone registers, bakes recipes and shares photos and videos. In 2014, efforts from the two organizations provided the foundation with funds for research. In the end, $15,000 were granted to a deserving researcher from Charles R. Drew University in Los Angeles to make important strides in the field of breast cancer research.

This year, the month-long campaign kicks off September 28th and lasts through October 31st.  

The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation, a non-profit organization, raises money through proceeds from the sale of all natural pink pumpkins. Since the foundation's launch in 2012, the Pink Pumpkin Patch has contributed $75,000 to the cause. The foundation works with participating pumpkin growers such as commercial and FFA and 4H chapters across the country, to promote and sell the pink skinned pumpkins, giving a percentage of their proceeds from each pumpkin sold to breast cancer research. Qualified researchers are now able to apply for the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation grant, through November 6, 2015.

"We are very pleased to partner with the Bake It Happen campaign for a second year; pumpkins and baking go hand in hand so it was a perfect fit from the start," said president of the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation and cancer survivor, Carol Holsopple-Froese. "Their mission aligns with ours and we hope that together we will get closer to finding a cure."

"Social media continues to be a powerful viral tool in generating awareness for this disease and we strongly believe people want to make a difference; we've just created a fun (and tasty) way to do it," said Shari Brooks, My Judy the Foodie blogger and co-founder of Bake It Happen. "We're grateful to partner with a foundation with such a deep commitment and find comfort in knowing it ensures that the funds raised go directly to support reputable research organizations," continued Stacy Pagan, Shari's sister and co-founder.

For additional information about the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation, its pumpkins and their growers, please visit For additional information on Bake It Happen, please visit their website,

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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 research.

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 through a grant to a particular individual committed to the advancement of breast cancer research.

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