Battle of cupcakes for a cause

Local - 2/15/2014 3:59 PM by Stuart Hammer

BECKLEY – Raleigh County is helping themselves to desserts all in support of women surviving abusive relationships.

The Women's Resource Center in Beckley hosts their version of Cupcake Wars to raise money for its crisis center.

A portion of ticket sales at Marquee Cinemas goes to the Center.

Five local bakeries competed for best cupcake, as determined by a panel of judges as well as a crowd favorite.

Spokeswoman Dee Sizemore says the Center in Beckley is the largest in the state, and fundraisers like this one are vital for taking care of women in need.

“Last fiscal year, Women's Resource Center served over 3,200 victims of domestic violence; 500 of those were children,” says Sizemore.

“One in four women is a victim of physical violence from an intimate partner within their lifetime.”

The Women's Center serves Raleigh, Fayette, Summers, and Nicholas counties.


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