Saturday, February 23, 2013



There's Nothing A Cupcake Can't Do

Making life sweeter for shelter animals Feb 25

Released by Lorie Chortyk, Van SPCA


he BC SPCA is calling on everyone who loves animals and tasty treats to celebrate Canada's first-ever National Cupcake Day on Monday (Feb. 25) in support of homeless, abused and injured animals in B.C.


"We're encouraging people to visit and to bake and offer cupcakes by donation on Feb. 25, with all proceeds going to support the BC SPCA in British Columbia," explains Farrah Rooney, manager of fundraising events for the BC SPCA.


"People can host National Cupcake Day parties in their homes, bake cupcakes to take to school or the office or offer them by donation in the community. It's an easy and fun way to make a life-saving difference in the lives of animals who desperately need our help."

"We hope people will encourage their family and friends to donate online and to support their efforts by attending local National Cupcake Day parties, collecting donations or hosting events of their own," says Rooney.

So far the event has raised more than $120,000 and donations can be submitted online until May (donations received before March 18 will be eligible for event prizes).

"This is really a fun, grass-roots way to make a difference for thousands of animals in need," says Rooney. "Everyone loves cupcakes, and they taste even sweeter when you know it's for a good cause."

Event sponsors include Petsecure pet health insurance, Reynolds and BMO.

To register or for more information, visit



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