Lauren Bolden, Pie Bar
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women, and approximately 1 in 8 women born in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives. Cancer is a disease we are all familiar with. It is unfair, unrelenting, and unbiased.
When we were approached by PLAE HARD to help raise awareness in our community regarding breast cancer, we immediately were on board. Cancer has undoubtedly affected all of us. Some of us have seen this through degrees of persons and some of us have dealt with breast cancer in our immediate families.
Pie Bar is a team of ten. Two of those team members have had to deal with breast cancer in a way no one should ever have to. One team member, Amy, lost her Mother, Vickie, to breast cancer on May 15, 2015. She was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, which is a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer. Amy has described her Mother as kind, creative, bold, and smart.
Amy & Vickie
Our second team member, Kailey, is also dealing with cancer affecting her family. Her Mother, Melanie, is mid-fight -- currently undergoing her second round of chemotherapy. At least once a week Kailey tells us a story about how her Mom is handling the treatment, and she always seems to be handling it with grace. Kailey describes her Mom as caring, self-less, and lovable.
Looking Good, Melanie!
Both of these women are special to us, because their daughters are a part of the Pie Bar family. Therefore, in an effort to raise awareness, we are offering a “pink pie” this week: Cranberry Buttermilk. 100% of the proceeds of all Cranberry Buttermilk Pies that are sold this week will be donated to the American Cancer Society Memorial Foundation Hope Lodge in Nashville, Tennessee. This is the place Amy and Kailey chose together to honor their Mothers.
Please help us in supporting these women. Cranberry Buttermilk Pie not your jam? Feel free to donate in honor of someone you love.