Throw a Party to Help Cure Breast Cancer

Let's face it: there are few among us whose lives haven't been touched in some way by breast cancer. While we've long been a big fan of KitchenAid for its iconic stand mixer, in recent years what really distinguishes this company for is its commitment to raising funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Beat the breast cancer odds.

For the past nine years, the appliance manufacturer has made donations for purchased products and sponsored fundraising events that have led to a total contribution of over $7 million. What works in cancer prevention?

Now KitchenAid and Susan G. Komen for the Cure are inviting cooks countrywide to host parties on the weekend of July 16-18 to benefit the fight against breast cancer in an event called 1,000 Cooks for the Cure. Their goal is to sign up 1,000 cooks to gather friends for a Sunday brunch, backyard barbecue, cocktail soiree, or even an office luncheon and ask them to bring a donation instead of a bouquet or bottle of wine. Try exercise to beat breast cancer.

If you're interested in becoming one of the 1,000, you can register your party online and receive an ID number that will give you access to a party kit including hosting ideas, recipes, and a donation form.
Raise at least $50 and you'll receive a Pass the Plate Villeroy & Boch platter as a thank you present. Serve up a favorite dish on the plate, then pass it along to a friend. Each one is marked with an identification number, so new recipients can register it online to track its travel. Every time the plate is passed on, KitchenAid donates $5 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. It's a gift that keeps on giving, feeding, and curing! Live a lifetime with healthy breasts.

Whether you're a rookie cook or a top chef (find out which celebrity chef you are), why not take up a rolling pin or barbecue spatula against breast cancer this July?

Pretty up your kitchen by purchasing an item from KitchenAid's Pink Product Collection and the company will give up to $50 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure on your behalf. Find out what causes celebs support and why.

If you're planning to have your gathering outdoors, check out GH's complete summer entertaining guide.

Are you throwing a party? If so, we want to know about it!

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