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Newton and Brookline, MA fights breast cancer, one establishment at a time


boston bakes for breast cancer

From May 5-11, 2014, more than 350 restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries, cafes, and chocolate and ice cream shops throughout Massachusetts will participate in Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer. This is the 15th year Boston Bakes will raise money for breast cancer research and care. And Newton and Brookline are proud participants of this sweet charity! So celebrate Mother's Day week by checking out some of the following establishments in your area, and buy a sweet treat while also helping to fight breast cancer.

In Newton:

In Brookline:

In Chestnut Hill:

In Newtonville:

boston bakesEach establishment has the option to designate all sales of one specific dessert or fifty-percent of proceeds for their entire dessert menu to support breast cancer care and research. Proceeds will be shared by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc., a non-profit breast cancer organization dedicated to making a difference.

Fifteen years ago, Carol Brownman Sneider founded and created this organization in honor of her mother, Eva Brownman, who lost her battle with breast cancer. At the beginning, the event raised more than $700,000 for breast cancer research and care at the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber through the Eva Brownman Research Fund.

boston bakes 2In 2013, Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer had almost 300 participants in over 90 Massachusetts communities and raised over $78,000 thanks to the sale of 11,000 desserts!

This year, the Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer is dedicated to the late Ella Mermelstein, whose daughter Suzanne, owns Mariposa Bakery in Cambridge and has participated in this charity for many years. Ella died at age 34 after a five-year battle with breast cancer.

For more information on Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, click here

For a complete list of restaurants and bakeries participating, click here

To find out how you can get involved, click here


The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is world-renowned for its leadership in adult and pediatric cancer treatment and research. A principal affiliate for the Harvard Medical School, it was designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute, and is one of the largest recipients among independent hospitals of NCI and National Institutes of Health grant funding. For more information, click here.