On Saturday, September 23rd, I hosted Coffee Cupping for Cancer in recognition of Blood Cancer Awareness Month and my 15th Year Cancerversary. Coffee Cupping for Cancer was a coffee tasting fundraiser event, in support of DKMS, a non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against blood cancer.
The event was held at Milk & Pull artisan coffee and espresso bar in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. During the event attendees sampled a variety of coffees from around the world while coffee gurus from Stumptown Coffee Roasters guided them through all the nuances and subtleties of coffee flavors and fragrances. Attendees enjoyed mocktails, an array of hors d’oeuvres, cupcakes and gift bags. The trendy social event was the perfect atmosphere for mixing and mingling for a great cause.
I have worked on many projects, but pulling off this event has to be one of the proudest and most fulfilling. From concept to execution, I put my sweat into Coffee Cupping for Cancer. I developed the media kit/partnership proposal and the website. I solicited countless brands in an effort to secure donations and products, I reached out to anyone who could contribute including some new friends who happen to own 3 coffee shops in the Tri-State area (Milk&Pull) and my designer BFF who is wicked with a logo (ToyaDesignCo.)!
It was a lot of work, but in partnership with Milk & Pull, Stumptown Coffee Roasters and many other partners I was able to execute this amazing event for an amazing cause. In the end, we all sipped to save lives, raising nearly $4,000 for DKMS!
You can see more photos and info about the event at CuppingforCancer.com.