Clinton hill resident, Nia Callaway, lost both of her parents to cancer. Now to honor the memory of her parents, she bakes pies.
The Monday before Thanksgiving, Calloway bakes pies from scratch for 24 hours straight. The money she raises from the sale of the pies goes to CancerCare.
“I wanted it to be like a marathon,” Callaway told the NY Daily News in a recent interview. “A big challenge – to do the impossible.”
Her website www.pieathon.com allows people to donate by sponsoring an hour of her baking, or buy purchasing the pies outright.
This year she is baking pumpkin, sugar cream, cranberry walnut, pecan, and chocolate pecan pies.
When Callaway started the project in 2007, she was able to produce 62 pies from start to finish. Last year, she was able to raise more than $3,000. This year, she is hoping to raise a total of $3,500.
To prepare for the extra work, she told the NY Daily News that she has been hitting the gym to use the rowing machine, “so I can roll out all those pie crusts,” she told them.