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May 7, 2013

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Glosta Strong supportingBoston Strong

This evening, the Cape Ann Brewing Company will host Glosta Strong Supporting Boston Strong, a fundraising event for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Featuring entertainment by local artist and rising star Chelsea Berry and friends, Cape Ann Brewing will be donating 50 percent of the evening’s proceeds to the One Fund Boston. All money raised from several raffles and a silent auction will also go to the fund.

“When tragedy hits anywhere it’s important for people and businesses alike to do their part to make a difference,” Cape Ann Brewing owner Jeremy Goldberg said. “With this attack hitting so close to home, it’s even more important that Gloucester stands up and supports our Boston brothers and sisters. This event is our small way of doing what we can.”

The event begins at 5 p.m., and will be held at The Pub at Cape Ann Brewing, located at 11 Rogers St. in Gloucester. Suggested donation at the door is $5.

Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer

Treat the special women in your life to decadent desserts while also helping fight breast cancer during Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer today through May 12.

More than 300 restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries, cafés, chocolate and ice cream shops, throughout Massachusetts will participate in the 14th annual Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer event, including Giuseppe’s Ristorante & Piano Bar, Ohana, and Stop & Shop in Gloucester.

Participating establishments have the option to designate all sales of one specific dessert or 50 percent of proceeds from their entire dessert menu to support Bakes for Breast Cancer Inc., a nonprofit breast cancer organization dedicated to making a difference.

Bakes for Breast Cancer Inc. will contribute 80 percent of proceeds to breast cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer was founded in 2000 by Carol Brownman Sneider in memory of her mother, Eva Brownman, who lost her battle with breast cancer. Since its inception the event has raised more than $650,000 for breast cancer research and care at Dana-Farber through the Eva Brownman Research Fund currently under the direction of Eric Winer, MD, director of the Breast Oncology Center and Thompson Senior Investigator in Breast Cancer Research, Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber.

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