Cook for the Cure Events (and a KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway!)

Have you been impacted by breast cancer? I have. In 1994, I lost my grandmother to the horrific disease. A coworker battled it in 2003. Another coworker is waging her own war against it now. So, when it comes to organizations that support breast cancer research, I am all for it.

I was recently contacted by Del Webb, an active adult community builder, about the Cook for the Cure events they are hosting across the country to benefit the Susan G. Komen For the Cure foundation. The Susan G. Komen For the Cure foundation is dedicated to education and research in the search for a breast cancer cure.

The folks at Del Webb asked me to share some information about the Cook for the Cure events, which are happening through the 24th (see the Del Webb Facebook page for a full list of events). If you are in the neighborhood, drop by one!

Here’s some information about the events from Del Webb:

From July 15-24, 45 Del Webb communities across the nation will be hosting the events. They are free, open to the public and will feature:
Cooking demonstrations

  • Food samplings
  • Live entertainment
  • Silent auctions
  • Raffles, prizes and more

Attendees are invited to come eat, enjoy the Del Webb lifestyle and enter to win KitchenAid® small appliances. Those interested in attending can find a community nearby and RSVP on Del Webb’s website.

Cooks for the Cure challenges America to host 1,000 dinner parties to raise money for breast cancer research and community outreach programs. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the event has raised a collective $8 million for the foundation since 2001.

KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway

Del Webb has also provided me with a pink KitchenAid hand mixer to giveaway to one lucky reader. The contest closes at 11:59 p.m. on July 24. One winner will be selected via on July 25 and will be notified via email. The winner must reply within 72 hours or another winner will be chosen. Contest open to U.S. residents only. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of the mixer.

To Enter: Leave a comment on this post about your experience with breast cancer.

Extra Entries:

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Del Webb. I was not provided with complimentary product or compensation of any kind. The words and opinions expressed here are my own.


  1. Schmidty says

    I am following you on twitter @rusthawk. Thank you for the entries! I would love to have this for my kitchen.

    • sarah says

      Congratulations, Schmidty! This comment was the winner of the giveaway. I will be contact you to arrange the shipment. Best, Sarah

  2. chelsea says

    Although i havent had a personal experience with breast cancer concerning myself, immediate family or friends, I know what a terrible experience it is. My friend told me about how her grandmother had to cut off her breasts to save her life. At school, we host relay for life to raise funds for cancer. Breast ancer has claimed far too many lives, and with God, the amazing research being done, and tremendous support i know this epidemic will end.

  3. says

    One of our recent cases dealt with a women who was suing her doctor because she didn’t like the “look” of her breasts after having a giant cancerous tumor removed. She claimed she would rather have cancer. The jury, each of whom knew someone suffering or recovering from breast cancer weren’t sympathetic. I can’t think of a single person who doesn’t have a connection to best cancer.

  4. Rachel says

    my aunt beat breast cancer, and someone in our family has participated in the race for the cure almost every year since.

  5. angies says

    My mom is 10 years cancer free but sometimes it feel like it was just yesterday that she was battling breast cancer.

  6. Jessie says

    I know several co-workers and family members afflicted with the disease and it can be devasting. Greatful for all the efforts to improve treatments and ultimately find a cure!

  7. amanda h says

    I’ve had cancer in the family and seen many friends battle breast cancer. It’s so sad sometimes and other times its empowering to see how strong people are when they need to be. I recently read a nice story in CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: THINK POSITIVE about a woman who learned by having breast cancer that what made her a woman wasnt having breasts but being a strong person.

  8. Tammi says

    My latest experience is my 6 yo’s school friend. It was hard to explain to my daughter, yet she is brave and is completely supportive and compassionate.

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