SAN DIEGO -- Those with a sweet tooth can do their part to stand up against hate by purchasing the special "A Cupcake To Remember" between now and Oct. 14 at Babycakes.
San Diego Remembers, a local community organization that coordinates a number of anti-hate education activities, has partnered with the cupcake bar to sell the sweet treat as a fundraiser for their programs, including the upcoming fifth annual San Diego Remembers Matthew Shepard March, taking place on Tuesday, Oct. 9.
The beautifully decorated cupcakes will be marble-flavored and have purple-themed toppings, the color San Diego Remembers has chosen to use to symbolize its fight to eradicate hate in the community. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each "A Cupcake to Remember" will be donated directly to San Diego Remembers.
Founded in 2008, San Diego Remembers was first created by two local activists who wanted to commemorate the 10 years that had passed since Matthew Shepard's death in 1998. Shepard, who was a 21-year-old college student in Wyoming at the time of his death, was tortured and murdered by two men because he was gay. The crime sent shock waves across the world and led to some of the hate crimes legislation that exists today.
This year will mark San Diego Remembers' fifth remembrance of Shepard's death, which also serves as a tribute to all who have been lost to hate violence. The organization also strives to educate participates and give them tools to make change in their communities.
The San Diego Remembers 2012 Candlelit Walk & Celebration will be held Tuesday, Oct. 9, starting at 7 pm. Participants will gather under the Hillcrest sign at Fifth and University avenues and proceed to The San Diego LGBT Community Center, 3909 Centre St., for an empowerment celebration, including food, community resources, brief presentations and music.
Babycakes is located at 3766 Fifth Ave. in Hillcrest.
For more information about San Diego Remembers, click HERE.