There is almost no one more synonomous with me and my life, than Beka. Sure, you know Ben and Huck. But over the last three years you’ve also had the chance to meet and get to know the person I call my best friend, and you’ve laughed with us through so many things. She is the one who stood next to me at my wedding, who tried to teach me how to roast my first chicken (oh it’s a story alright!) , and she suffers from Crohn’s disease.
1.4 million people in the United States suffer from various forms of Crohn’s and Colitis. She is but one of the many. Despite the diagnosis that effects her day to day life, she has managed her condition with zeal, brevity and humor that not many could muster on their best day, yet she does with grace and humility.
There is no one more inspiring to me than her. And Jackie. Next month those girls are lacing up their shoes and tackling Beka’s first half marathon in Napa all for TeamChallenge Northwest and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Together these two ladies have crushing pavement and spreading the word for this worthy cause. But, the work is far from finished!
Because of all of the qualities that Beka possesses, and because Jackie is crazy enough to keep gluing her knees together to rack up the miles, 30+ bloggers, and myself are all putting up baked goods and loot for auction to help these raise the money they need to run their race this summer – and raise money for Crohn’s research and to help send kids suffering with Crohn’s and colitis to camp at Camp Oasis. Childhood is a time in life that must be treasured and the funds raised through this cause ensure that kids can spend their precious time being kids.
Last year for the 1st annual Bake Sale for Beka – we raised a staggering amount of money, and shipped dozens of treats all over the US. This year, we hope to make it an even larger success with your help. To catch up on last year’s event, click here.
To preview the items that will be up for bid at this year’s event – look below for all the treats, goodies and unbelievable swag, like signed copies of cookbooks from your favorite food bloggers!! Be sure and stop by their sites, say Hi and tell them “Thank You!” for supporting a worth while cause and these two vivacious and half crazy women. It’s only a half marathon, so they’re only half crazy. Right?
All the Details:
How to Bid: Send your bids to me, Megan, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of your e-mail being the name of the item you are bidding on.
All bids will be updated as soon as I get them. So – make sure you check back OFTEN to see the most current bids – and Bid again and again to make sure you get the loot that you want! It’s all tasty.
Bids: Bids on all items are in $5 increments. IE – All bids must end in a “0″ or “5″. Bid often! The bidding wars is what makes this FUN!
Hours of Bake Sale: June 22-23, 2013 -> 7am PST – 8pm PST
Shipping Limitations: Unfortunately, all items will be limited to residents of the US. International friends who still want to contribute may do so at their direct donation site here!
How to Pay for your Item: After the auction/bake sale is over, the winning participants will be e-mailed and given the details on where to pay. After payment for the baked goods or items has been received, you will be shipped your baked good or product by the appropriate blogger or company. Easy peasy!
Keep up on Social Media: Check Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for our hashtags #Cookies4Crohns and #BakeSale4Beka
Now for the fun stuff!! Let’s see what’s up for bid!!
White Chocolate Roasted Macadamia Cookies – Simply Scratch
Loaded Chocolate Chip Cooks (Gluten Free and Dairy Free) – Pineapples and Coconuts
Signed Copy of Mini Donuts + BabyCakes Mini Donut Maker – Jessica Segarra of The Novice Chef Blog
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles – Baked by Rachel
Colossal Cookies – Climbing Grier Mountain
Signed Copy of 50 Cute and Clever Treats for Every Occasion + 1 Dozen Swirly Cookie Pops by Meaghan Mountford of The Decorated Cookie
Daia Cookies – Eat 2 Gather
Artisan Caramels – Foodness Gracious
Chocolate Dipped Cherry Almond Shortbread – Inside Nana Bread’s Head
Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies (Grain Free) – Running to the Kitchen
Double Chocolate Chunk Brownie Chocolate Cookies – Our Lady of Second Helpings
Signed Copy of The Generous Table – Heather Christo of Heather Christo Cooks
Beer Pickled Jalapenos – The Beeroness
White Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprints – The Girly Girl Cooks
Butterfinger Shortbread Cookies – Savory Simple
Signed Copy of Absolutely Avocados – Gaby Dalkin of What’s Gaby Cooking
Brown Sugar Pecan Toffee with Nuts and Pretzels – Nutmeg Nanny
Homemade Oatmeal Creme Pies – Bless This Mess
Signed Copy of Decorating Cookies : 60+ Designs for Holidays, Celebrations and Everyday by Bridget Edwards of Bake at 350
Strawberry Crumb Bars with Meyer Lemon Glaze – Damn Delicious
Signed Copy of Picky Palate Cookbook – Jenny Flake of Picky-Palate
Everything But the Kitchen Sink Cookies – Comfortably Domestic
S’mores Cookie Bars – Carla’s Confections
Signed Copy of Frostings – Courtney Whitmore of Pizzazzerie
Salted Caramel Chunk Cookies – Katie of Hill Country Cook
Peanut Butter Butterscotch Krispie Treats – Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
Everyday Ingredients Extraordinary Meals eCookbook – Lauren Brennan of Lauren’s Latest
Coconut Fudge Cream Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars – Jen’s Favorite Cookies
1 Dozen Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Macarons – Bakeaholic Mama
Peanut Grated Chocolate Cookies – Roxana’s Home Baking
Vanilla Gift Box Set – Cravings of a Lunatic
Perfect Fudge Cookies – La Petite Pancake
Homemade Marshmallows – Flavor of Bidder’s Choice – Decadent Philistines
Homemade Croutons – Tenaciously Yours
Living Gluten Free With Style & Grace eCookbook – by Lisa Thiele of With Style and Grace