Sandy Cipriano and the Cupcakes of HOPE team.
Cupcakes of Hope will be hosting South Africa’s seventh National Cupcake Day for Kids with Cancer at various malls including the Gateway and Cornubia Mall on September 29.
This event is a community driven project where Cupcake Angels ‘bake’ a difference in the lives of children with cancer.
Cupcakes of Hope is a non-profit company and public benefit organisation started by Sandy Cipriano in 2012.
Their mission is to raise awareness of childhood cancer and funds for kids with cancer who are in need of medical and financial assistance. They do this predominantly through their love of baking cupcakes.
What sets them apart from other charities is that they ask volunteers, also known as Cupcake Angels, to ‘bake’ a difference in the lives of their cancer warriors.
Cipriano said, “We believe that everyone can make a difference in this world, all you need is a bit of time and loads of love. The only requirement to become a Cupcake Angel is that your cupcakes must be made with love!”
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The dedication and love from amazing volunteers have enabled them to bless so many kids fighting cancer over the years.
“Our Cupcake Angels range from as young as three to ninety year olds. Anyone can become a Cupcake Angel,” she said.
Cupcakes of Hope assists up to 70 cancer patients very month by paying towards their medical treatments or other day-to-day expenses like food, clothing and transport for hospital visits.
All of the cancer patients go through a stringent registration process, which includes the submission of doctors’ letters specifying their diagnosis.
Becoming a Cupcake Angel is by far the sweetest way to save a life.
To take part on National Cupcake Day, visit www.cupcakesofhope.org to find your nearest participating mall, contact the mall co-ordinator to make your pledge of 24 or 48 Cupcakes.
Companies and schools can also get involved by hosting awareness events during September to support children with cancer, to receive your free Angel Party Pack contact [email protected]
Last week, Cupcakes of Hope and Mugg & Bean celebrated the launch of the nationwide #GiveMore campaign for children with cancer.
Mugg & Bean is supporting this inspiring initiative, by donating proceeds from the sales of their giant muffins towards Cupcakes of Hope for #cupcakes4kidswithcancer. Mugg & Bean will be driving this initiative throughout their restaurants countrywide where for every giant muffin purchased; R5 will be donated to Cupcakes of Hope.
To make an even greater impact you will also be able to donate through the gifting option on the M&B app.
#GiveMore and donate your reward beans to Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer.
Once you download the app, you will automatically receive R25 worth of reward beans which you can choose to donate to this worthy cause through a special gifting profile and become a Giant of Generosity.
“We are so grateful to have the support of Mugg & Bean and I am looking forward to the awesome #GiveMore campaign which will be blessing so many cancer children in 2018/2019. Now you have an extra reason to enjoy the giant M&B muffins,” said Sandy Cipriano.