The Shops at 3900 Hamilton Fourth Annual “Cupcakes for a Cause” and Open House Raises $2,000 for Autism Speaks of the Lehigh Valley
ALLENTOWN, PA – (June, 2015) The Shops at 3900 Hamilton are pleased to announce that its Fourth Annual Cupcakes for a Cause and Open House on Thursday, April 25 raised $2,000 for Autism Speaks of the Lehigh Valley.
Retailers from The Shops at 3900 Hamilton entered their cupcakes in for a competition of Best Tasting, Most Creative and Most Visually Appealing as judged by fans and by local celebrity judges: Nancy Miltenberger, a committee member, volunteer and fundraiser from the local Autism Speaks chapter; Krissy Barnes, a local resident living with Autism and Bill White, columnist from The Morning Call who has been a cupcake judge from the first Cupcakes for a Cause event in 2012. Cupcakes were offered by participating merchants at The Shops at 3900 Hamilton, including Talbots, Bixler’s Jewelers, Swartz Kitchens & Bath Showroom, Santander Bank, Barre3 Yoga Studio, H&R Block, ReVive! Hair Salon, Edward Jones and The Paperbag. Winners of the competition were as follows:
Best Tasting Cupcake
Judge’s Selection: ReVive! Hair Salon’s Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcake
Fan’s Selection: The Paperbag’s French Toast Cupcake
Most Creative Cupcake
Best Visual Appeal
Judge’s Selection and Fan’s Selection: Bixler’s Jeweler’s Creamsickle Cupcake
“We are delighted that the Shops at 3900 Hamilton chose Autism Speaks for their fourth annual Cupcakes for a Cause. Raising $2,000 for our local chapter was great, and was also a wonderful way to raise awareness for Autism Speaks,” says Melissa Zavorski, the Field Development Director of the Autism Speaks’ Lehigh Valley Chapter.
“Both our retailers and their clients look forward to Cupcakes for a Cause all year long,” says Jonathan Epstein, of Berger-Epstein Associates, Inc., owners and managers for The Shops at 3900 Hamilton, “we always get a lot of positive feedback, and have already begun planning for next year.”
Autism Speaks’ goal is to change the future for all who struggle with an autism spectrum disorder. They are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a possible cure for autism. They strive to raise public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and they work to bring hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. Information about Autism Speaks can be found online at: autismspeaks.org.
The Shops at 3900 Hamilton Center are a destination for premier shopping for you and your home in Allentown, Pennsylvania. For more information, please visit the shopping center in person, on Facebook and online at 3900hamilton.com
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