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Susan G. Komen Kentucky serves up second annual Confections for the Cure fundraising initiative

Susan G. Komen Kentucky will partner with 24 local restaurants and businesses in the Louisville, Lexington and Southern Indiana area during the week of Sept. 15-21 for its second annual Confections for the Cure fundraising initiative, ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

Participating restaurants and businesses will create an original, pink dessert to offer restaurant-goers and community members in honor of breast cancer survivors. A portion of the proceeds from each dessert sold will support Komen Kentucky’s mission to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in these communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.

“Confections for the Cure will help spread awareness about our mission in Kentucky, while also raising the much-needed funds for research and local breast cancer services,” said Lynda Weeks, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen Kentucky. “The pink-inspired desserts provide a delicious way for the community to become more involved in our cause.”

Participating Lexington restaurants/businesses include:

• Coles 735 Main
• DV8 Kitchen
• Epping’s on Eastside
• Lockbox
• Missy’s Pies
• Ramsey’s Diners
• Ramsey’s Country Store
• Red State BBQ
• Saul Good

Participating Louisville restaurants/businesses include:

• Bourbons Bistro
• Brasserie Provence
• Captain’s Quarters
• Coals Artisan Pizza
• Heitzman Traditional Bakery and Deli
• LouVino
• Palatucci’s Italian American Ristorante
• River House
• The Blackstone Grille
• The Comfy Cow
• The Fat Lamb
• Three Dog Bakery
• Varanese
• Volare

Participating New Albany restaurants/businesses:

• Sweet Stuff Bakery

Each restaurant and business can elect to contribute a portion of the dessert sales of their choosing to support Komen Kentucky. The restaurant with the highest amount of donations will be announced following the conclusion of the fundraising initiative.

Approximately 75 percent of funds generated by Komen Kentucky remain in the state to support breast cancer screenings, treatment support services and breast health education throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana, while 25 percent of funds are invested into global breast cancer research.

To learn more about Susan G. Komen Kentucky and Confections for the Cure, visit www.KomenKentucky.org, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or call (502) 495-7824.

From Susan G. Komen Kentucky

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