Help Us Reach Our Goal!

Dallas Cake Club

Every cupcake counts! To help us reach our $100K fundraising goal, Highland Capital Management, L.P.​ and The Okada Family Foundation are matching a combined $35K of monies raised. This is a huge boost in helping us meet our goal! To sponsor this sweet event, click here.

Sign Up to Bake!

Sugar Town Bakery

Sugar Town Bakery

Cupcakes for a Cause has 2 divisions of the bakers’ cupcake competition— Professional and Amateur. We’ll have cupcakes to taste from local favorites such as Central Market​, Sugar Ray’s Bake Shop​, and Sugar Town Bakery​. If you’re a baking enthusiast, please throw your baker’s hat in! To sign up, click here.

LEAP Founder & Medical Director Dr. Craig Hobar and Event Chair Mark Okada

LEAP Founder & Medical Director Dr. Craig Hobar and Event Chair Mark Okada

Cupcakes for a Cause was started in 2011 by the Okada family as a fun way to bring the Dallas community together to raise money for LEAP. Last year, we raised $70,000; we’re hoping to raise $100,000 this year. Can you help us get there? For sponsorship information, click here. To purchase tickets,  click here.

What is Cupcakes for a Cause?

CupcakesForCause 2017 InviteWhat’s Cupcakes for a Cause? This sweet family event benefiting LEAP takes place at University Park United Methodist Church in Dallas on April 29 from 11 – 2. Cupcake bakers compete to receive trophies/ribbons, and guests enjoy delicious cupcakes, cupcake-eating contests, cupcake decorating, face painting, outdoor activities, and much more! All proceeds from the event support LEAP Global Missions, a a Dallas-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides free specialized surgical care to children living in impoverished regions around the world. To learn more about LEAP, visit

Thank You for Your Support!

Cupcakes for a Cause was a HUGE SUCCESS! We are so grateful to the following: Highland Capital Management and the Okada Family Foundation for each providing matching grants, our 20 host committee members, 42 volunteers, 4 judges, wonderful bakers, generous sponsors, and all participants who made this such a wonderful event. A great big thank you to Event Chairs Mark, Pam, and Lauren Okada and also to Society Bakery, our title sponsor. We look forward to seeing you all next year!

Congratulations to Our Raffle Winners!


Congratulations to our raffle and drawing winners! Mary Becton-Crouse won the Razor Hot Mod Mini Electric Scooter, and the two Triumph Sports Summer Camp certificates go to Allison Bowen and Jenny Halvorsen! Thanks again to everyone who attended the event. We’ll see you in 2017!

Cupcakes for a Cause 2016

January Meeting Group Photo

We’re off to a sweet start in planning our 5th annual Cupcakes for a Cause! Our first meeting was held on January 22. A great big thank you to the Okada family and Haley May for sharing so much over the past five years. Your generosity has helped to change the lives of many children. Stay tuned for more information about this year’s event. which is on April 30 at University Park United Methodist Church!
Pictured (Left to Right): LEAP Director of Development Missy Wyszynski, Haley May, Lauren Okada, Mark Okada, LEAP Executive Director Debbie Wisdom