11 Years Of Pies For (Ovarian Cancer) Prevention
Pies for Prevention, our Thanksgiving bake sale benefiting Sharsheret that’s now in its 11th year, gets bigger and better every year.
In 2006 our mother, Stephanie Sussman, died of ovarian cancer; three years later her mother, our Grandma Ann Nadrich, succumbed to ovarian cancer as well. So we started the bake sale with three goals in mind: To raise awareness about Sharsheret’s award-winning, programming for women and families living with ovarian cancer; to honor our mother and grandmother in a positive, proactive way; and to raise the funds necessary to help Sharsheret replicate their award-winning breast cancer programming to help women and their families living with ovarian cancer.
We began with one bake sale. This past year, our tenth anniversary, there were 31 sales (across the US, Canada and Israel) that raised over $80,000, bringing the total raised to just over $500,000.
We are in awe of and humbled by, our incredible volunteer bakers, who each year give of their time, energy and financial resources to run successful sales. We are also grateful to those who purchase the baked goods and who donate generously to our cause.
Over the years we have heard stories from people about how they or their loved ones have been affected by breast and ovarian cancer and about how Sharsheret has been there for them every step of the way.
We created and continue to bake every year to honor our family and everyone who has been touched by Sharsheret.