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Sweets for a Greater Cause

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SC4 Business Club’s bake sale supports MS
Katie Hunckler
The Staff Writer

The sweet smell of cookies in the oven, the tender and tangy flavor of an apple crisp, the twenty different colors of frosting smeared across a chocolate cake; baked goods surround us, and if I do say so myself, they make life significantly more enjoyable. What if baked goods provided more than a delightful taste, though? What if they could positively impact lives and change futures?
The Business Club here at SC4 has made this possible. For two days, Oct. 28 & 29, the club sponsored and staffed a bake sale in the lobby of the Main Building.
The purpose of this sale was to raise funds that would support the fight against Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The National Multiple Sclerosis Society website defines MS as “an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.”
Justin Comer of the Business Club explained their reason for supporting this cause: “A few people in the club have friends and family who have MS, so we did it in honor of them.”
The display tables were chock-full of baked goods ranging from ordinary to exotic, a variety sure to please even the most picky dessert eaters. Between the donuts and brownies, one could encounter lime and orange popcorn, caramel apple cookies, and ghost-themed Nutter Butters. All of the sale’s baked goods were donated by Business Club members and faculty.
“The smiles of people have been unbelievable,” said Business Club member Justin Woolman.
According to Woolman, the sale was very successful. In addition to ordinary traffic, two classes came to the sale. Over $300 was earned in the first day alone!
“I personally want to thank this guy,” said Woolman, speaking of one person in particular who made an extremely generous donation. Their final customer of day one donated $100, only asking for a single cookie in return. “Must have been one heck of a cookie!” laughed Woolman.
And as for the end result? According to Justin Comer, 50 percent of proceeds were to be donated directly to the Michigan Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, while the other 50 percent would be put back into club funding to support future charity fundraisers on campus. All leftover baked goods would be donated to Mid City Nutrition at the culmination of the sale.
“The smiles of people have been unbelievable!” Woolman said as he wore his own smile.
For more information on Multiple Sclerosis and its effects, as well as how you can involve yourself in the fight against it, visit www.nationalmssociety.org.