Seabaugh’s Furniture in downtown Fredericktown is proudly partnering with KitchenAid appliances to participate in the “Cook for the Cure” campaign. Cook for the Cure gives people with a passion for cooking a way to support a meaningful cause. The program raises funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. The partnership between KitchenAid and Susan G. Komen has raised more than $9 million over the last decade.
Seabaugh’s is doing their part in the community by participating in KitchenAid’s “Pass the Plate” program. The recipe for fund raising is a snap: make a meal, serve it on the uniquely-marked Villeroy & Boch plate, and share it with someone special. That person then prepares a special meal and passes it on to the next. The best part is once the plate is registered, each recipient can add to the plate’s journey, and KitchenAid will add to the donation total. For every person who registers their plate, KitchenAid will give $5 to Susan G. Komen.
To begin the plate’s journey, Jon and Andrea Oertel of Seabaugh’s Furniture selected Mrs. Mary Jo Johnson of Fredericktown as the first recipient. Mary Jo has lived in Madison County most of her life and has dedicated the last 27 years to teaching in the Fredericktown School District. She and her husband Frank have two children and three grandchildren. As a breast cancer survivor, Mary Jo’s journey continues to be an inspiration to everyone who knows her story.
Where will the plate go next? What meal will be served? Only Mary Jo knows for sure. But be on the lookout for it just may be placed on your table in the near future.