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11th annual Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer

Ever wish your sweet tooth could benefit something other than the dental industry?

Well, with Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, a program run in partnership with Boston magazine, Fox 25 news, and Charles River Partnership, you can do just that. For the week of May 3-May 9th, 100% of the proceeds from special desserts at area bakeries, restaurants, and chocolatiers will go to breast cancer care and research at the Dana Farber institute.

With over 150 restaurants and bakeries slated to participate this year, including everyone from local favorites Flour and Finale to national giant Ben and Jerry's, it should be easy to find a spot to drop in for dessert. A list of all participating restaurants can be found here, and some of them are already posting their planned desserts - the better to plan the order in which to hit up your top 10-15 choices.

Though dedicating the proceeds from a single dish may seem modest, the program has raised over $374,000 in the last 10 years, a number the organization hopes to bring to over $400,000 after this year's week-long event.

So indulge this May (or take mom out for Mother's day) in a way that will make you feel good long after the sugar buzz has worn off.

For more info, visit the Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer website. Event runs May 3-May 9 at Boston area restaurants.

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