Patti Hack

Member, Breast Friends

Patti Hack is a member of the Breast Friends – a group of cancer-crusading
grandmothers from rural Saskatchewan and author of six national bestselling cookbooks. Since 2005, the group has donated its profits – nearly $1.4 million – to cancer causes. The group donates to cancer agencies, equipment, research, and patient needs, and helps raise awareness about prevention and treatment. Before allocating funds, Breast Friends interview patients and front line workers about greatest needs and funding gaps. The first cookbook honouring victims and survivors of cancer sold out in three days.

Recently named a Dragons’ Den Game Changer, the group has received international attention for its fifth cookbook, Breast Wishes, For the Men in Our Lives, which supports prostate cancer. The book has been named Best Charity Cookbook in Canada by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, and has been short-listed to “Best in World” category – winner to be announced in Paris on February 23.