Cupcakes For A Cause: Student Using Baking Talent To Help Fellow Classmate

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 20, 2011

By Alex Abbott
Special to the Enterprise

One dollar doesn’t buy a lot. A bottle of Pepsi or a bag of chips costs more than a dollar. One hundred pennies won’t purchase a burger from a fast-food restaurant.
But at Davie County Early College High School, a dollar will buy a young girl hope.
 As little as six months ago, Heather McClamrock was a freshman at DCECHS. Now, she is undergoing treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Rather than spending her time with friends at home, Heather is forced to participate in therapies that take her across the state and keep her out of school.
Her family has been affected as well; her mother, who is also undergoing cancer treatment, is nearly paralyzed and needs a wheelchair accessible van in order to visit Heather during lengthy hospital stays. Medical bills have been costly, even with support coming in from all corners of the county.
 When Early College High School sophomore Madison Myers heard about the difficulties of Heather’s family, she sprang into action, launching an aptly titled mission: “Cupcakes for a Cause.”
Twice per month, Madison bakes cupcakes and brings them in to sell to DCECHS students and staff. All the money that she makes is sent to the McClamrock family.  On the Mondays that she brings in cupcakes, students line up after lunch with dollar bills in hand. Since she is no slouch at baking treats (one student referred to Madison’s chocolate cupcakes as a “piece of Heaven”), her snacks are in high demand. Everyone who receives a cupcake must pay a dollar, but students are encouraged to donate more …