“As a cancer survivor, UAB saved my life 10 years ago. It was great fun selling the treats and sharing my personal story with customers for an entire week! So my marketing plan was ‘sell and tell.’”
-Dennis Gregg, owner, Pastry Art Bake Shoppe in Homewood
“Owning a business affords me a tremendous opportunity to give back to the community. Sweet on a Cure is a great fit for my restaurant because it allows me to share my passion for chocolate and the message and direction of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. It’s a privilege and honor to support a cause that touches all of us.”
-Idie Hastings, owner, Hot and Hot Fish Club
Sweet on a Cure 2012 is a great – and delicious – way to get involved in the fight against cancer!
Since its inception, Sweet has raised more than $40,000 for cancer research at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center's Young Supporters Board leads the charge on organizing Sweet on a Cure. The board has been particularly dedicated to raising funds for young investigators at the Cancer Center. For example, in 2008 the group awarded Cancer Center associate scientist David Schneider, Ph.D., a $40,000 grant to jumpstart his research in ribosomes, the cellular machines responsible for making proteins. Dr. Schneider was able to use that grant as seed money for his research and present his findings to the National Cancer Institute, which awarded him a grant of $1.2 million to continue his work. This year's Sweet on a Cure proceeds will support the research of a young cancer investigator.