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Whatever you bake for—be it stress-relief, entertainment, curiosity or cravings—we can all agree that baked goods made in the name of charity just taste better.
This September, recognized as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, all proceeds from the sale of Marky’s Sweet Treats Bakebook will support leukemia research at SickKids Hospital. With each book bursting with recipes from favourite local and international chefs, you can learn the ins and outs, the tricks, the twists and top-secret ingredients of some beloved baked treats while supporting a worthy cause.
Named for 7-year-old Marky Czutrin, who at age 3 was diagnosed with leukemia, Marky’s Sweet Treats started in 2018 as a bake sale and block party. Due to COVID, the fundraising event was forced to change and this year took shape as a cookbook, with more than 90 recipes contributed by well-known chefs and influencers.
Funds raised through sales of the cookbook will support Owen’s Fund at SickKids Foundation. The fund was set up in memory of Owen Weinstein, who lost his battle with leukemia in 2018 at age 14. With a goal to raise $1 million, the fund will be used to, “help build a new SickKids that will house the most ground-breaking paediatric cancer center this country has ever seen.”
Recipes from local contributors to Marky’s Sweet Treats Bakebook include strawberry tarts from Goûter Patisserie's Rodney Alléguede and French toast sticks from the Food Dudes. A slew of cookies, from blackberry macarons from Nadège Nourian to Susur Lee’s oatmeal cookies, Romain Avril’s chocolate candy cookies, and “Everything but the Rolling Pin” cookies from the Rolling Pin also made the cut.
Each digital copy of Marky’s Sweet Treats Bakebook is on sale for $30, with a goal to raise $30,000 by the end of September. Books can be purchased through this link, and is also accessible on the organization's Instagram page.
Now happy and thriving thanks to innovative, life-saving treatment, Czutrin is a perfect example of how effective ground-breaking therapies can be. Buy a copy of Marky’s Sweet Treats Bakebook and you’ll not only gain a little confidence in the kitchen and learn some truly top-notch recipes, you’ll support a cause that’s as important as they come.