All proceeds of Cara’s Cheesebombs will go towards the K4C foundation. The gallery on our website has a number of photos of Cara that can be utilized in the designing of the packaging. http://karmaforcara.org/gallery/
We recently had one of our final tastings and were amazed at the following:
1. Burst of flavor
3. Nutritional content, including more calcium than competing gluten and gluten free products due to more real dairy product in the cracker
4.The serving size is really satisfying yet has great nutritional profile and reasonable amount of calories, etc.
In the summer of 2012, Cara Becker, a student at Towson University in Maryland, decided to create a gluten-free cheese cracker. She had been gluten-free for several years and was disappointed by the products that she found in the stores. Cara remembered the crunch and flavors she had loved and wanted to find a way through food-science and research to bring those to the gluten-free world. She flew from Baltimore to Chicago to meet with the baking team at Kendall College, as well as the new food product developers at Charlie Baggs, Inc. While at the meetings she came down with what seemed to be the flu…and three weeks later was diagnosed with leukemia. She entered treatment at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Despite the rigor and difficulty of treatment, Cara, her older brother Greg and family, kept her dream alive, continuing development of a crunchy cracker with explosive flavor and a healthy nutritional profile. A month into treatment Cara and her family also created Karma for Cara, which held blood drives to collect blood to pay it forward for all the blood Cara needed in her treatment.
As Cara's treatment neared completion, she wrote of her experience and her plans to work on the foundation for the future. She told friends and family that her "Cara's Cheesebombs" would contribute its profits 100% to the K4C Foundation to help others who were suffering.
Cara was released from the hospital a few days before Christmas 2012. A few days later she wasn't feeling well and returned to the hospital to be checked. She was resting comfortably when she went to sleep that evening and passed away peacefully from a complication from her treatment. Her friends and family have continued her wish to bring her cheese cracker to the world and to grow her foundation to have an outsized impact on other patients, and through using Cara's example of service to others, to support, encourage and recognize the importance of service to others.