Many thanks to everyone in the community who helped make the recent Bake for Hope bake sale at the Jewel-Osco in River Forest a great success!

The bake sale was held on May 8 and, despite cold weather and wind, raised nearly $400 for the local Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliate! Local bakers baked and beautifully packaged a wide variety of treats, and Jewel-Osco shoppers gave generously for these goodies, sharing stories of family members whose lives had been affected by breast cancer. I’d also like to thank the River Forest Jewel-Osco for allowing us to host the sale outside their store.

The Bake for Hope bake sale was part of a national, entirely volunteer-driven bake sale program in the week before Mother’s Day, with all proceeds benefiting local Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliates. Nationally, these bake sales raised more than $33,000 for breast cancer health and treatment.

Joanna Skubish
Oak Park

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