bake and destroy fundraiserIt’s hard to believe an entire year has passed already, and even harder to believe I’m turning 35. It seems like only yesterday I was a spry, young 30 year old kicking off her very first birthday fundraiser and yet, here I am, kicking off my 5th! Each year I ask my friends, family and Internet pals to donate to my favorite cancer non-profit Grind for Life in lieu of buying me a birthday gift. We’re raised about $10,000 over the years and this year we have even more opportunities to raise tons of money for a cause that means a lot to me.

If we raise the most money of any participating campaign on CrowdRise by Thanksgiving, we’ll earn an additional $1,000 for Grind for Life.

My incredibly generous godfather has offered to match donations up to $1,225 (35×35) in honor of my 35th birthday. Plus, I have a TON of prizes to give out to random folks who donate!

Let’s get the word out and make this the biggest donation we’ve given yet! Here’s what you can do:

  • Visit my fundraising page, donate & use the share links to spread the word.
  • Use the graphics in this post to share on Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr and more.
  • Do you make cool stuff? Donate a prize for me to offer to random donors, or to a person or people who donate over a certain dollar amount. Thank you SO much to everyone who has offered up prizes – right now I’m holding on adding any more but please do still reach out. If I decide to add more I’ll be in touch!

Have questions? Want to donate without PayPal? Email me (natalie[at]bakeanddestroy[dot]com).

Use these graphics to spread the word – I even made a blank one so you can add your own text about why helping people with cancer matters to you! Click to enlarge, then drag to your desktop or right click to save.



About Grind for Life

Grind for Life provides financial assistance to families suffering from the effects of cancer. They helped two of my friends during tough times and I want to make sure they can keep on helping until we find a cure for cancer!


Fundraising Websites – Crowdrise