Two sisters from Lombard launched "Cupcakes for Courage" earlier this year, after one of them was diagnosed with leukemia.
Kathryn Pekarik found out she had non-Hodgkin's T-cell Lymphoma in May of 2010. When friends and family held a benefit for Kathryn, her sister Laura baked a couple hundred cupcakes for the guests. The tasty treats got such rave reviews, that Laura and Kathryn decided to continue baking together for a good cause. They created "Cupcakes for Courage" to help keep Kathryn's mind off the cancer treatments and raise money to fund research a cure! Part of the proceeds from sales go directly to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and The American Cancer Society.
|Photo from "Cupcakes for Courage" blog|
The sisters have already brought the truck to several events to sell their cupcakes. I met them at a motorcycle ride called Ride Janie Ride, which raises money to help assist local people with cancer. This year, the organization chose Kathryn as one of four recipients. (Stay tuned for a story about that amazing event!)
|Kathryn (left) and Laura at Ride Janie Ride|
|Bowlers heading out into the rain to get some cupcakes!!|
|The various amazing flavors of "Cupcakes for Courage"|