Cupcakes4Charity Kicks Off With Mouth Watering Cupcake Extravaganza, Oct 1
Group utilizes the power of social media (and dessert) to make a difference in the community
September 24, 2009 (NEW YORK, NY) Just as a special dessert can help lift ones spirits on a bad day, it can also help raise money for a well deserving charity. On October 1, 2009, Cupcakes4Charity will debut its very first sweet tooth event at the Roger Smith Hotel in New York City from 7-10 pm. Including an array of extraordinary raffle prizes, a networking happy hour, and a wide assortment of delicious cupcakes for sale, the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society in its mission to raise awareness of the disease, diminish suffering and save lives.
Cupcakes4Charity aims to utilize social media outlets and engage every individuals affection for all things sweet to campaign for various causes via mouth watering social events. The three Cupcakes4Charity founders Anna OBrien, Joey Pasion and Sara Wingert first met by conversing on the social media network, Twitter, and have decided to band together to give back to the community using the draw of New York Citys trendy dessert (the cupcake) and the influence of their comprehensive 7,000+ Twitter followers and 1,500+ Facebook friends.
Cupcakes will be sold for $2 each and one hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated towards the efforts of one of the Cupcakes4Charitys founders, Sara Wingert, to raise more than $4,500 for the American Cancer Society. By training for and completing endurance races with the charity, including the Brooklyn Half Marathon and the New York City Half Marathon, the ING New York City Marathon will be the third endurance race that she has completed this year.
Attendees wearing yellow to the October 1 kickoff event will receive a discount on purchased cupcakes. All cupcakes and raffle prizes will be donated for the event.
To register and obtain additional details about the event, please visit the Eventbrite invitation at http://cupcakes4charity.eventbrite.com,check out the Facebook page at http://tinyurl.com/cupcakes4charity, or follow one of the Cupcakes4Charity founders on Twitter: @AnnaOBrien, @PassionMD and @limespark.
Photographs from the Event