For the past three months, I have been raising money for cancer research through my Bake for the Cause recipe ebook project. In the summer of 2013, while this blog was just a dream, my dad was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. I knew then that I would want to create a recipe ebook to raise money for the cause. As the blog developed, I decided on a September 2014 launch for the ebook and that I’d donate 100% of the proceeds for the first three months.

Thanks to you and your support, we raised $1000 for cancer research during the three months. The money has been donated to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the hospital at which my dad has been treated. (Proof of donation is posted at the Bake for the Cause Ebook page.)


Thank you for helping me support the cause, and for helping me to feel a little less helpless in this situation.

The timing is interesting, too. I had decided on the 3 month push long ago. And as it came to an end, so did my dad’s time with Sloan Kettering. He started hospice care today.

The ebook will continue to be available in our shop:

Thanks again for your support with the project and with this blog. Lots of love to you all!


Very sad update: Dad lost his battle with lung cancer on December 13, 2014. Our hearts are broken, and he will be missed and loved always.