When you think of church, apple pies don’t usually come to mind. But one church in Canada has been embracing the wonderfulness of pies once a year — for a good cause, of course.
People of all ages swarmed into Halifax’s Saint Peter’s Church hall this month to assemble 2,000 pre-ordered pies for the 18th year in a row. An organization named Team Bosom Buddies and Pals (c’mon, how adorable) has dubbed the day in September “Pie Day,” and all proceeds go to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
“I’m really impressed that we’ve kept going,” said the organization’s team captain, Carolyn Champagne. “We started Team Bosom Buddies and Pals because we have a dear friend Lynn Murphy, who we lost to breast cancer [in 2010].”
It’s great to see locals band together for such a sweet reason, and Murphy’s friends say she’d be proud of them all.
“One of the things Lynn said to myself…when she was on her deathbed was, ‘Don’t let the fundraising die with me,’ and we haven’t,” said her relative Charlie Murphy. “I’m sure that Lynn is up there and she’s just delighted at what’s going on.”
The group has raised over $10,000 this year with their delicious, handmade apple pies. Not too shabby, right?
Watch the video, above, to find out more about the great cause.