Cookies for Crohn’s Bake Sale Preview
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 [email protected] 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
Cookie Cravings eCookbook Series + Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – FoodieCrush & Two Peas and Their Pod
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
Oh my gosh! ALL THESE COOKIES LOOK SO DANG GOOG! Plus, this is an amazing cause! Wow!
I am so excited that I found out about this before the sale started. I just found your blog right after you finished up this bake sale last time, and I was so bummed I missed it. Best of luck to your friend! I did the same half marathon with Team Challenge a couple of yesr ago, and it was the most amazing experience of my life. And kudos to her for doing this while having Crohn’s. I walked because of my cousin who has Crohn’s, and it was the actual Crohn’s and Colitis folks in the race that gave me the strength to keep going when I was ready to quit. Good luck Beka!!
i’m so sad i had to pull out of this 🙁 but i can do my part by bidding. i see some really good stuff i want (but would hurt my tummy)
i bet this year’s round up blows last years bake sale away.
Thanks for sharing Beka’s story with us. What a great cause and what beautiful cookies! Go get ’em!
Oh my gosh I can’t wait to start bidding! Now this is a BAKE SALE!
I got my post ready!! Let’s go TEAM!
I’m so happy to be involved in such a great event! Thank you for having me 🙂
What an amazing story and an amazing cause! This is quite the sale!
Wowza! What a gorgeous line-up! Way to go, bloggers!
I’ve got my wallet out & can’t wait to start bidding.
worthy cause / awesome event / amazing friends
So, so fun…I see a few things I would like!
I am so excited for this bake sale! I adore Beka! Bring on the treats!
Great cause! How exciting!
I want to bid on ALL of it. All. I am thrilled to be able to be a part of this for Beka – I think she is so awesome!
Such a fantastic bake sale for a very important cause. Everything looks wonderful! What sweet bloggers to contribute all this good stuff!
I hope this year is an even bigger success than last year! Everything looks amazing.
I can’t wait to see how much we bring in this time around! Some fantastic looking treats 🙂
Oh, LAWDY does everything look scrumptious! I can’t wait to participate in the bake sale. I want it all. Such a great cause!
What an amazing selection of goodies – I so wish that I could bid on them! I know you’re just going to raise oodles of money.
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I am so excited!! Everything looks just incredible!! Evryone get your checkbooks out!!
I’m honored to be among such fabulous company for a good cause.
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Oh my gosh this is so crazy, I went to high school with Beka! I doubt she remembers me (I was a lowly freshman when I met her) – she is such an amazing person and she was always so nice to me. This all looks so wonderful!! I can’t wait to bid!
What an amazing, incredible way to raise awareness, Megan! Totally genius and such a sweet gesture for your friend, Beka, as well as the many other people out there suffering with Crohn’s. Love this bake sale!!
I am a Crohns suffer and foodie and I am pleased with all the work you are doing with the bake sale.
Cassandra, I’m so thrilled you found our auction page. Beka has been a trooper and opened so many eyes to what people with Crohn’s go through. Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂
wow this is so great! I have ulcerative colitis and trained for the half marathon last year. unfortunately, I wasn’t able to run the race because I was flaring pretty badly, but I raised $1300. it is very challenging to train/run with IBD so I hope beka kills it in the upcoming race.