Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer

August 1st, 2018

Our Role in Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer

For the past 6 years, Mugg & Bean has donated a significant portion of the proceeds made on cupcake sales in September to this worthy cause, and this year is no different…except for a couple of things.

This year we’re steering away from cupcakes and are donating R5 from every Giant Muffin sold to the initiative! Why Muffins? Because our Giant Muffins are a clear favourite and a very good seller!

But that’s not all! This year you can also make a direct donation to Cupcakes of Hope through the M&B website.

If you haven’t downloaded the App yet be sure to do so, because not only will you earn great rewards every time you visit us, but you’ll also get R25 in reward beans on us! You can spend them on your M&B favourites or, how’s this for an idea, donate them to Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer! We’ve set up a profile specifically for this charity, making it easy to make a difference.

As always, we pride ourselves on giving you more options and making it easy to give more and more.

Since 2012, Mugg & Bean has been a firm supporter of Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer.

This inspiring initiative by Cupcakes of Hope happens every year in September and prides itself on helping children with cancer and their families by providing financial and emotional support.

There have been many success stories over the years, like this one. It’s about a brave little girl called Prudence:

Prudence’s Story of Hope

When Prudence was 3 years old she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer that started in her spinal cord and quickly spread to her liver, spleen and brain.

She underwent treatment for 2 years and during this time she was brave, never cried and always told the other patients: “Be strong like me, I’m Super Woman”.

Cupcakes of Hope heard about brave little Prudence and also learned about her parents’ struggle to get her to her treatments. They decided to help out with transport money, food and other day-to-day needs.

By May 2016 Prudence was declared cancer-free. She says that when she grows up she wants to become a doctor so that she can help other children with cancer.

Dominic’s Story of Hope

Dominic was a little over 2 years old when he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Treatment proved to be difficult, not only due to the costs associated with it, but because Dominic also developed a fear of going to the hospital, because of the needles and medication.

Cupcakes of Hope decided to get involved and provided transport money, food and clothes to help out. They also organised all of Dominic’s birthday parties over the next 4 years, bringing great joy to his life and making him feel better about what he was going through.

Dominic is in his last year of treatment and now he’s afraid of nothing, not even needles, and feels like he can achieve anything. He even wants to become a doctor!

Lesedi’s Story of Hope

Lesedi was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma in 2016 when he was only 1 year and 9 months old. Shortly after being diagnosed, he had to undergo an operation during which one of his eyes was removed and replaced with a prosthesis.

Lesedi also lived far from the hospital, making it difficult for him to attend his treatment sessions.

Cupcakes of Hope heard Lesedi’s story and started providing financial assistance, which was used for food and transport. This helped to keep up his strength and ensured that he attended all of his sessions.

After a year of treatment, Lesedi is in remission and dreams of becoming a motivational speaker, so that he can help other kids to stay strong and never lose hope.

Chante’s Story of Hope

When Chante was 5 she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. This meant she had to undergo aggressive chemotherapy for 3 years and visit an Oncologist 6 times a week.

This took its toll on Chante and her family, from both a financial and emotional perspective.

Then Cupcakes of Hope stepped in and for the next 4 years they not only helped pay the bills, but also provided emotional support and encouragement whenever needed.

Chante has been in remission for 2 and a half years. She has always wanted to play netball and she was able to, for first time, earlier this year. Needless to say, she absolutely loves it!

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