Take a Bite out of Cancer
by Katie O’Brien & Carly Adams
The battle to fight against cancer is long and tough. Great strides have been made in the last few years that have revolutionized treatment options and improved remission rates, but there is still a long way to go. To do our part, KIXEYE has formed a team for Light the Night, an annual walk that raises money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Every fall, these walks take place in many different cities across the United States and Canada - all aimed at raising money and awareness to fight blood cancers.
This year, KIXEYE’s fundraising goal is $5,000. As part of our efforts, KIXEYE recently held a bake sale at HQ. Bakers weren’t just limited to Light the Night team members. Support came in the form of instant hits such as Brownie-rific Bites, Chocolate Maple Nutella Bacon Cupcakes, and You Butter Recogniiiiiize Rosemary Cookies.
In addition to standard baked goods, there was also a silent auction filled with specialty items such as Banana Bread, Apple Strudel, and elaborate KIXEYE-themed cookies. Surprisingly we learned that some of our fellow employees have quite the knack for baking - a talent that surely won’t go unnoticed. All in all, the team raised over $1,000 from this event, pushing us closer to our goal and leaving us in a sweet sugary haze.
The Light the Night team continued with more fundraising as the event grew closer for the walk itself today, September 23, in San Francisco. To learn more about this event, please visit our team page here.