Haydel’s Bakery is baking up awareness.
“This one is near and dear to us because all of us have a personal connection to someone with breast cancer.”
The entire month of October, Haydel’s Bakery will be baking and selling pink ribbon king cakes. $5 from every king cake sold will go to The Pink Ribbon Shop, which helps with breast cancer research at MD Anderson. The Pink Ribbon Shop was started by New Orleans native and breast cancer survivor, Kim Hellmers.
“Last year we did about $1,000. I’d really like to double that number, and I think we can do it,” Meredith Timberlake with Brand Development and Social Media at Haydel’s said it’s the least they can do to help.
“Everyone at Haydel’s knows someone, so it’s just an important cause to us,” Timberlake said.
Melissa Greer is a breast cancer survivor. These pink ribbon cakes make her feel like someone cares.
“All the support helps with recovery, and helps you move forward and stay positive,” Greer said.
Greer’s been cancer-free for 2 and a half years. Her new lease on life has made her closer with her family and makes her appreciate simple things like king cake.
“If you know someone with cancer, bring them a king cake. It’ll make them feel special and it shows them that you care,” she said.
“It makes us at Haydel’s feel great to know that we’re doing something directly to find a cure for breast cancer,” Timberlake said.
To buy the pink ribbon king cakes, go to haydelbakery.com. The cakes are being sold online and in-store.