Jul 5
2011

Come Cook for the Cure + A Giveaway!

in Giveaway, News

At the end of this month I’m going to be hosting a little get together at my house with a pink theme, as one of the 1,000 Cooks for the Cure—part of KitchenAid’s nationwide Cook for the Cure event, a partnership with Susan G. Komen to help support the fight against breast cancer.  I love that KitchenAid does this. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but KitchenAid wants to help remind us that we should be helping fight the fight year round.

Cook for the Cure

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the event, and I’m hoping to get you involved!  I want you to go sign up to be one of the 1,000 cooks!  This is seriously easy people.  All you have to do is go sign up to host a party, and then have some kind of get-together between July 15 and 24th, 2011.  It doesn’t have to be anything big!  My party will consist of a few friends and some simple nibbles.  KitchenAid is hoping that you’ll use the opportunity to encourage your guests to make a small donation to the cause.  If you can raise $50 or more at your get-together, KitchenAid will send you a special Villeroy & Boch “Pass the Plate” serving platter, which is gorgeous (artwork designed by one of my culinary idols, Jacques Pépin).  Then, if you make a goodie and deliver it to someone on that plate, and that person registers the plate online at CookfortheCure.com, KitchenAid will make a $5 donation to Komen!

As additional motivation, KitchenAid has put together a little package to help one of you get your party started! (Really wishing I could win my own giveaway here….)  If you sign up to be one of the 1,000 cooks, then come back here and leave me a comment letting me know you’ve done so!  I will use random.org to pick one of you to receive the package.  The giveaway is open through Saturday, July 9th, at 10pm EST.

Cook for the Cure Party Package

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Sippitysup July 5, 2011 at 6:10 pm

10 years of “pink for a purpose”, I feel both proud and sad. But your contribution to the cause is very inspiring. GREG

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 5, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Rachael, what a lovely cause and idea. I am going to be traveling for much of that time and also have lots going on but will ponder if I can pull off hosting a party. I like that it doesnt have to be “anything too big or fancy”. I may be able to pull it off..we’ll see :)

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Barbara | Creative Culinary July 5, 2011 at 7:50 pm

I won’t be here for the blogger meetup I put on each month so it’s being hosted by another member…I’m going to see if she can pull into a ‘Party For the Cure.’ Already planning to get together, all women…how easy would that be? Great idea Rachael and all parties involved.

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Vaishali Sharda July 5, 2011 at 9:02 pm

I would love to host a party but struck with my dissertation and family visits during that week. But what a great effort…Yayyy for KitchenAid and you!!

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Rossella July 6, 2011 at 5:45 am

“pink for a purpose” sounds really has a great initiative. From Italy, I’ll follow that wonderful initiative

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Kari H. July 6, 2011 at 12:06 pm

This is so great and thank you for posting. I have registered and I can’t wait to do this with my friends and family!

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Kristell July 6, 2011 at 2:59 pm

I think this is a great idea- I just wish it was during the schoolyear so I could get my fellow teachers involved. I am registed and planning a party :)

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Priya July 7, 2011 at 9:21 pm

I’m not sure if I’ll be able to host a party, but I’m putting all my efforts into cancer research!

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Amber July 8, 2011 at 1:38 pm

My dear Aunt Lynne was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, she’s fighting a tough battle, I’ll host a party in her honor. What a fantastic opportunity, thanks for bringing it to my attention Rachael.

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[email protected] July 8, 2011 at 10:58 pm

You, Rachael, continue to be an inspiration both in and out of the kitchen!

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Lenore July 10, 2011 at 9:06 am

What an awesome giveaway package! Whoever won is super lucky :) I’m hosting a Cook for the Cure party this Saturday, and similar to yours mine will be very casual with snack foods (and lots of pink, of course!).

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Carpal tunnel October 6, 2011 at 1:12 pm

I guess I’m slower on some things than others.

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