May 4th: The Cupcake Social @ Blackbyrd

The Cupcake Social is a happy hour to fundraise money for breast cancer research.  Everything is better with cupcakes so we asked local bakeries to donate their goodies!  All you have to do is show up, make a donation  in the amount of your choice ($10 recommended) and you can select a free cupcake. Wait! There's more! You will also be entered into a raffle for giveaway prizes. Cupcakeries include:

Alexandria Cupcakes (Alexandria)
Bake Shop (Arlington)
Baked & Wired (Georgetown)
Mom's Office (Fairfax)
Occasionally Cake (Alexandria)
... and more to come!

The event will be held Friday, May 4th, at, Blackbyrd (U Street Corridor, DC) from 530pm to 8pm!

Food bloggers are welcome to donate cupcakes as well! Get some shine for your blog! Just hit me up!

So what sparked The Cupcake Social?

Last year, I received some shocking news: my co-worker had breast cancer. No one directly associated to me has ever been diagnosed. The closest I've come was my ex supervisor's mother who had passed away  year's prior. It's one of the most widely known forms of cancer yet it didn't touch my world. Until Susan. 

I wasn't ready to hear something so scary, so personal., so close. We work in the same office. She's the mother of two little girls- I bought  scout cookies from them. She constantly has a smile on her face and a light hearted comment to add. I have been fortunate to work with several accomplished women in a male-dominated business and she is one of whom I take notes from. 

She didn't let us see her fall though. She kept right on going, even after two surgeries. One day, I was irritated in the office and she asked me what was up. I had my tiny rant. And then I realized who I was venting to- a person going through so much is the one listening to my punk @$$ complain. Unbelievable.

Some people complain about the attention breast cancer gets... and then I heard Susan say she was not doing this for herself. 

She was doing it for her daughters' futures. 

It hadn't occurred to me that they may be in the same jeopardy as their mother one day. There's something very powerful about the love women possess. Maybe that's why this cause gets such passionate support.

Please spread the word and come out! I would deeply appreciate!

Much love to Avant9arde for the flier.