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THE GREAT CAKE RACE                    
SUNDAY, MAY 4TH
KEENELAND - KEENE BARN
SIGN IN - 3PM     RACE TIME - 4PM

There are hundreds of reasons to take part in this year's Great Cake Race... and they are the children we serve!  Proceeds from the Great Cake Race will help Sweet Blessings continue our mission of providing beautiful birthday cakes for children living in poverty or facing a life threatening illness.  This simple act of kindness is meant to show God's love to his children and on one of their most important days of the year!  The need is great as our referrals have grown by close to 800 children in just two years.

This year's event has something for everyone including a timed 5K Race, 1 Mile Cake Walk, Awards, Entertainment, Vendors and free Cupcakes and Blue Bell Ice Cream.  Sponsoring or participating in the Great Cake Race will go a long way in turning our vision of a happy birthday for all children here in the Bluegrass into reality.  See you on Race Day!

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THE ICING ON THE CAKE

As a Great Cake Race participant, you will get to see the beauty of the Bluegrass while walking and/or running at Lexington's world famous Keeneland Race Course.  Register for the race by midnight on April 20th and you will be entered into a drawing to take in some of Central Kentucky's other breathtaking destinations during a day long driving tour for up to a dozen people, thanks to the generosity of LexCab!  Choose from the Bourbon Trail, area wineries, historic locations or work with your guide to create your own special tour.  The winner will be chosen at random on race day!

Recruit the largest "team" and receive dinner for two from Malone's or any Bluegrass Hospitality Group restaurant and four club level tickets to a Lexington Legends Game!  Complete the attached roster and turn it in at registration on race day for your chance to win!

An overall male and overall female winner will each receive four club level tickets to a Lexington Legend's game.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 2014 GREAT CAKE RACE SPONSORS

LET'S PLAY BALL!

Sweet Blessings was featured this month during opening night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark!  Special thanks to the Lexington Legends for helping us spread the word about the Great Cake Race!  Register today for a chance to win some great game tickets!

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OUR STORY

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Sweet Blessings' founder, Ashley Boyd Gann, did not always want to be a baker.  It wasn't until she was in her 30s that she decorated her first cake.  Sensing that God brought cakes in her life for a reason, her family prayed for close to five years for His will.  Ashley researched a group that connects professional bakers with critically ill children, but that still wasn't the answer.  One morning during church the pastor was speaking about outreach efforts in downtown Lexington, KY.  It was then that she realized that sick children are not the only ones living in crisis, children in poverty are living in crisis as well.  God had put cakes in her life to use cake to reach out to his children.

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OUR CAKES

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Sweet Blessings isn't a bakery, it is a non-profit ministry which creates happy birthdays and  unforgettable cakes for 5-14 year olds living in poverty or with a life threatening illness.  All cakes are yellow with white frosting, covered in fondant, and either multiple tiers or three dimensional shapes.  Cakes are made with a specific child in mind and decorated in his or her favorite colors, hobbies, sports teams, etc.  Sweet Blessings accepts referrals from schools, churches and social service providers. If you are an individual who would like to recommend a child for a Sweet Blessings cake, please contact a pastor, social worker or service provider which works with the child.

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