Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Bake It Happen: Help Raise Money for a Cure for Metastatic Breast Cancer

Despite all the breast cancer awareness campaigns, I didn't know there is no cure for Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC).

I also didn't know that more than 40,000 people die each year in just the U.S. from MBC. 

I also had no idea that of all the breast cancer fundraising, not much of that funding goes towards MBC research.

I'm participating in the Bake It Happen campaign to help raise money specifically to fund MBC research. Bake It Happen is an annual fundraising campaign, and this year they're partnering with The Cancer Coach Foundation, which is volunteer run, privately funded, and all donations are matched by the institutions they fund - not to mention 100% of donations go directly to the cause.

Here's how to participate in Bake It Happen and help raise money:

Every time you bake one of these recipes and share the photo on social media using the hashtags below, money is donated to fund MBC research.

That's it. Bake one of these delicious recipes - modify it way you want - and then share on social media.

Here are all the ways you can share:
    • Post your baked good photos to the Bake it Happen Facebook page @ubakeithappen using #bakeithappen
    • Post your baked good photos to your own Facebook page with #bakeithappen
    • Tweet about Bake It Happen with something like: “All October when you bake and share, $5 gets donated to Metastatic Breast Cancer research! #bakeithappen”
    • Instagram your delicious baked good photos with #bakeithappen to your profile and tag @bakeithappen00 as well.
    • Snap photos of your Bake It Happen on snapchat.
    • $5 donated for every photo that is shared! 
If you don't like social media or baking (which seems unlikely if you're reading this), no worries -- you can donate directly here.
I followed the Compost Cookies recipe and made Halloween Compost Cookies which were a big hit at my house.
A big thanks for inviting me to join in on Bake It Happen and for all you do to help put an end to MBC.

Monday, September 11, 2017

DREAM Martial Arts in Montclair To Host A Family Fun Day & Ribbon Cutting on Saturday, September 16

DREAM Martial Arts Invites the Community to Celebrate Its Ribbon Cutting with Food, Music, and Family Fun
DREAM MARTIAL ARTS, located at 604 Valley Road in Upper Montclair, invites the community to join a Family Fun Day and Ribbon Cutting event on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 11 AM to 4 PM. This event is free and open to the public.
DREAM Martial Arts focuses on families and community, so the Family Fun Day will be a welcoming, fun, and positive event featuring a bouncy house, food, music, games for all ages, and prizes. Montclair’s Mayor Jackson will preside over a ribbon cutting, officially opening DREAM for the season.
“I’m excited to join the Montclair community,” commented Emilio DeLia, DREAM founder and co-owner. “I have created a program for families that supports mind, body and community. DREAM teaches self-discovery, self-improvement and physical conditioning to help balance our fast-paced, highly distracted world. I want families to come through our doors and feel a sense of calm and community. Our staff and teachers are trained in mindfulness meditation, yoga and child development. Those values and teachings are a core component of the DREAM curriculum.”
Families interested in learning more about how DREAM Martial Arts operates can drop in anytime during the day with a special Belt Promotion Ceremony happening at noon. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate techniques. All the facilities will be accessible during the event, including the “parent lounge” that provides a space for parents and caregivers to be productive and comfortable while children are in class.
You’re invited to celebrate and enjoy the community at this exciting event, while supporting neighboring businesses during the Upper Montclair Sidewalk Sale happening the same day!

About DREAM Martial Arts
Utilizing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as a base art, but incorporating a variety of forms including Judo, boxing, karate and hapkido, we train our students in practical techniques for real world situations and teach them about the responsibility that comes with that knowledge. Mindfulness is imbued in the entire curriculum and an important training modality for concentration and stress reduction.

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