Local Cancer Center to Hold Christmas Bake Off to Support Cancer Patients
The Pearson Cancer Center will host a Christmas Bake off to raise money to help cancer patients in need
The Pearson Cancer Center will host a Christmas Cookies for Cancer Bake-Off where all the proceeds from the event will go directly to cancer patients and their families who may be facing a financial burden while seeking treatment.
The Christmas Cookies for Cancer event will be hosted on Dec. 14 at the Pearson Cancer Center from 10 a.m. to four p.m. Six home bakers will compete against each other to see who has the best Christmas cookie recipe in Lynchburg. The community will vote on the best Christmas cookie and the winner will receive the grand prize — the Golden Whisk.
“I’m so excited to participate in the Christmas Cookies for Cancer Bake-Off,” baker Katherine Kidd says. “I’ve been perfectly my cookie recipe for almost 50 years and I can’t wait for people to taste it, especially when it is going to such a wonderful cause.”
The event will also feature taste testing Christmas cookies and other goodies, a hot chocolate bar and a gingerbread house auction. The Academy of Fine Arts will be providing entertainment throughout the day with special Christmas performances. For the kids, Santa Claus and Mrs.Claus will visit at one p.m. to take pictures with the children and pass out candy canes.
The entrance fee for the bake-off is $10 per person and includes five snowflake tokens, which are used to vote for your favorite cookie. Additional tokens may be purchased at the event as well as the opportunity to buy and take home more baked goods from the bakers. All the proceeds from the event will go directly to the patients in need, which can include going towards travel expenses for the patient and family, payments on treatments and more.
“I believe that a Christmas Bake-Off is the perfect way to raise hope for the patients and spread Christmas cheer to the Lynchburg Community during the holiday season,” Pearson Cancer Center employee Bonnie Kidd says. “I hope that everybody will mark their calendars and come get into the Christmas spirit with us here at the Cancer Center.”
The Pearson Cancer Center opened in 1998 to provide additional health care to Lynchburg and the surrounding areas. The Cancer Center’s mission is to provide excellent healthcare to its patients and make all patients feel like family. The Cancer Center will treat any patient with any type of cancer and strives to provide every patient a better quality of life.