The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) has created a sweet way to bake for a cause and support the lymphoma community during the coronavirus pandemic. From now until the end of the year, LRF will be hosting The Great Bake – a virtual take on the classic bake sale.
In the spirit of fundraising, LRF welcomes volunteers to do their own on-line bake sale and create their favorite treats to sell to friends, family and colleagues - all to help eradicate lymphoma. Bakers who sign up at The Great Bake’s website can set up a personal fundraising page and reach out to local contacts who can make a contribution, set a pick-up or drop-off date for their treats and raise dough for LRF.
To inspire bakers of all kinds to join in on the cause, Linton Hopkins, a James Beard Award winning Atlanta chef and co-owner of several successful Atlanta restaurants, and Loren Brill, founder of cookie company Sweet Loren’s, have been deemed ambassadors for the Great Bake. Both Brill and Hopkins are lymphoma survivors and through this event, they hope to encourage bakers of all levels to participate and help them support LRF’s mission of eradicating lymphoma and serving those touched by this disease.
According to The Economist, home baking is on the rise due to the pandemic and shelter-in-place rules. With flour, sugar and baking supplies flying off the shelves, people are showing their love for baking, and this bake sale is a great way for baker of any skill level to share that love while raising funds and awareness for lymphoma research.