Wednesday, February 22, 2012

All systems are go!

My professor approved the idea of a bake sale for my service learning project! I am so excited to see this through. All I've got to do now is get in touch with some folks, set a date and location, and hold the sale itself. It won't be easy, because college stops for no baker, but I'm sure it will go well. I have told a few people close to me about the idea and project, and they want to support my effort in any way that they can; I am so grateful for that. This is going to be a lot of fun!

Friday, February 10, 2012


So, I went home for the weekend because I had an MRI to take (right after the first exam of the semester, wonderful macromolecules!). I was obliged to take the day off from studying and so found myself looking at recipes for hours. I really, really love to cook, especially to bake. After preparing a Pavlova with lemon curd (sweet, crisp, marshmallowy meringue cake with a lemon custard topping), I flipped through the latest edition of Food Network magazine and came across this website and its project: .
These wonderful families whose children have suffered from pediatric cancer are not only not giving up on finding a cure but are raising money and awareness for it. Their efforts piqued every facet of my nature-- I thought immediately that I should host at least one bake sale for them at the university. It won't be the easiest project to tackle, and it will surely take far more than 10 hours, but the cause is so worthwhile. And who wouldn't want to bake cookies to help children suffering from the sickness that claims the life of more children than AIDS, muscular dystrophy, asthma, and multiple sclerosis combined?
Thus, I am making this second post to mark my decision to host a bake sale for Cookies for Kids' Cancer. I sure hope it gets approved!