I think this whole thing started when my mom told me that my dad had cancer. Like anyone hearing this news, it stopped me in my tracks, and I knew all I could do was pray for the best.
Somehow, that just never seems like enough. But, thank God, it was.
My dad battled through it…and I don’t use the word “battle” by accident. It was a really tough fight, and I’m happy to say that he just celebrated his 76th birthday, healthy and happy. I know not everyone is lucky enough to say that.
We all know too many people who have been affected by cancer. Those whom we’ve loved and lost, those who are fighting still, and those who’ve lost their loved ones to this dreaded disease. So, when my friend who had been fighting her own battle with cancer told me that it had spread to her lungs, and there weren’t many treatment options, I think that was my catalyst for action.
So, I came up with the idea of a “Love Bar.” I guess it’s because I’ve been a caterer and personal chef for many years, so I think about food pretty often! But mostly, I thought that there are so many of us who want to do something to help people who are struggling with this stuff, but we don’t know what to do, or we don’t feel like what we do is enough.
When you think about it, if we all do a little, it really does add up to a lot!
Twenty-five cents from the past sale of each and every Love Bar added up quickly to make a difference in people’s lives by supporting Stand Up To Cancer, whose focus is putting together “dream teams” of doctors and researchers who work on those cancers that are toughest to treat.
Thank you for being the reason we could donate thousands of dollars to Stand Up to Cancer!