This is something really cool I just found out about today - I'm copying this information from another blog - check it out!!!
Masterpiece Weddings, an event coordination agency founded by Melissa Margarita-DiStefano, is working really hard to put on an amazing fundraiser in February called Let’s Eat Cake! – which will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – an incredible organization that’s dedicated to treating children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases.
The goal of Let’s Eat Cake! is to donate at least $50,000 to this deserving organization (Wow!), and 100% of the proceeds will be directly donated to St. Jude. Let’s Eat Cake! will include a cake design and taste challenge, as well as a live cake auction.
Professional pastry chefs from all over the southeast will be competing, and aspiring pastry chefs and at-home bakers will also be invited to compete in the amateur division. Local and celebrity judges have volunteered their time to judge the event! Click here for full details (PDF).
Melissa & friends are making such a great effort here, and I wanted to reach out to HWTM readers and encourage you to support Let’s Eat Cake! and St. Jude. $50K is a big goal – let’s help them reach it! The event is a little ways off, but it will definitely take some time to reach the goal! Every little bit helps…and there are a few different ways you can get involved:
1. Sponsorships - Sponsorships range from Cake Lovers! ($100), which includes 1 ticket to the event and an acknowledgement on the Let’s Eat Cake! Blog all the way up to Cornerstone ($5K), which includes everything from tickets and co-branded marketing to VIP access to celebrity attendees, VIP tasting, and so much more! There are also several levels of sponsorship in between. Click here to download the PDF for full details.
2. General Donations - You can donate any amount you’d like via PayPal. This is great if you’re not in the area and would still like to contribute. You can access the donation link via the right sidebar on the Let’s Eat Cake! Blog.
3. In-Kind Sponsors (product & service donations) - If you’d like to donate products or services either for the event itself or to be utilized as prizes for the winners, that would be great! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to work out all the details.
4. Help spread the word! If you’re a fellow blogger – it would be great if you could help spread the word on your own blog. If you’re a PR specialist, please consider reaching out to your clients for participation via prize donations or financial sponsorships – they’ll receive recognition for contributing - not to mention some good karma! And even if you’re neither of the above, you can still help by telling friends and family about the event and directing them to the website!
5. Volunteer to help with the other “Wish List” items for the event, which include: pastry chefs to compete, advertising and marketing for the event, celebrity judges and endorsement, printed t-shirts, decor, and actually working the event.
THANKS SO MUCH for taking the time to read this post! And I’d also like to thank Masterpiece Weddings for taking the time out of their busy schedules to organize such a worthwhile event… it’s so nice to see people come together for the sole purpose of helping those in need…and we can all be part of it!
Okay - all of that was posted on this other site. Now - here's more info - I read this blog - Hostess with the Mostess (love it) and she's doing something fun, too! If you blog about this event and post this photo below (or something else you created that does the same job) and talk all about the event - Melissa - the one in charge of it all, will give a dollar to St. Jude for every blog that posts about this.
Check it out:
Most of you know that my son, Cole, is a patient at St. Jude. We would do anything for them. Of course, we haven't hit the lottery or anything, so we aren't able to help on a level such as this, but we do what we can. So, PLEASE, do what YOU can - just blog about this and either comment here and let me know you did and I'll send a list of everyone to Melissa or you can do it by going to her blog and following her info there.
Thanks for considering this - it's just a blog post - so I hope you'll consider it!