sweet-hearts running against childhood cancer

Every round counts!

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Next Saturday, 24th of May, two members of the sweet-hearts.org board, namely Darshana and Carolina are going to participate in the charity run: “Gemeinsam gegen Kinderkrebs”

Feeling like contributing to the charity instead of running yourself?
In this case you can simply donate either an amount of your choice per round (400m) or a maximum fixed amount!  Darshana or Carolina will run/ walk the rounds! You may also like to enjoy a nice family event in Zurich and come cheer them on site.


Darshana Towakel

Darshana Towakel

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Carolina Newton

Carolina Newton

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The Event:

When: Saturday, 24th of May 2014
Runnig start times: 9am to 2pm, event ends at 3pm
Where: Sportanlage Fronwald, Zürich-Affoltern, Switzerland
Purpose: The raised funds of the charity run will go 100% to the following two associations:

  • Vereinigung zur Unterstützung krebskranker Kinder (Association for the support of children suffering from childhood cancer)
  • Kind und Krebs Schweizer Forschungsstiftung (Child and Cancer Swiss Research Foundation)




Introducing the sweet-hearts.org board: Maja


Full name

Maja Juzwiak

Role at sweet-hearts.org

Marketing and Communication

Date of birth


Place of birth?

São Paulo, Brazil

Where did you grow up?

São Paulo, Brazil

Where are you living at the moment?


What languages do you speak?

Portuguese, English, German, and some Spanish

Your favorite cake/cupcake/pastry?

Kirsch cake (recipe of the family, also known as Tante Dorli Kuchen)

What motivates you to work voluntarily?

Knowing that I am helping people by using my time wisely. With voluntary work it is possible to demonstrate how easy it is to make a difference and helping those in need. Specially when you can see the results of your efforts – at sweet-hearts.org we know to whom we are donating, we keep a direct contact with the organizations and we make sure that they are using the donations for the real purpose of it. Nowadays it is hard to trust such organizations, and that is one of our aims, help the organizations that really take it seriously and understands the need of helping others.

Ann Frank once said that in spite of everything, she believed people were basically good, do you agree? Disagree? Why?

Have you ever seen an evil baby? Kids are the best example to show that people are basically good, but the surroundings and experiences that one has influences how much of this goodness will they be able to keep and preserve. One is not to be blamed to be a bad person, most probably the surrounding where he grew up are the reason for such. The chain of negativism, anti-trust and fear is as strong as the chain of goodness and kindness.

If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?

Somewhere to the north to see and photograph the aurora borealis (northern lights).

Introducing the sweet-hearts.org board: Kalina


Full name

kalina juzwiak

Role at sweet-hearts.org

Officially a graphic designer, but in the end everyone does a bit of everything

Date of birth

March 26th 1986

Place of birth?

Santos, SP, Brazil

Where did you grow up?

In São Paulo during the week and at the beach and countryside on weekends and vacation

Where are you living at the moment?

Here and there, but mainly, for now, in Sao Paulo

What languages do you speak?

Portuguese, English, German, Swiss German, Spanish and a touch of French

Your favourit cake/cupcake/pastry?

Cakes with oranges, figs, bananas… or anything with a touch of fruit (no cherries please), and gluten free! 

Why should someone join sweet-hearts.org as an active member?

 In my opinion, if you answer the next three questions with yes, than you are definitely ready to be an active member: 

Are you in love with life? Do you have a heart for helping people? Do you want to be part of a special group of sweet-hearted men and women who wake up every morning wanting to make a difference in this complex world? 

Are you a spontaneous person or do you like to plan everything in advance?

 I used to be more of a planner, but I’m learning day by day the magic that lies inside “spontaneity” and not taking life too serious.

Ann Frank once said that in spite of everything, she believed people were basically good, do you agree? Disagree? Why?

I agree with her, everyone is born as a good person, everyone was once a naive child.

Unfortunately the environment and society can, and does, influence people to the other way.

What one word would your friends use to describe you?


How would you like to be remembered?

 “As someone who came to this world to make a difference and live the life with her heart”

If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?

I would stay right here, because this is where I am supposed to be now! 

Everyone has plans and dreams, and so do I. But I love to live in the present moment.

Introducing the sweet-hearts.org board: Darshana


Full name

Darshana T aka The Little Cupcake Lady from The Little Cupcake Project

Role at sweet-hearts.org

Active Board Member & Volunteer, Sponsor

Date of birth

16th Feb

Place of birth?


Where did you grow up?


Where are you living at the moment?

Zurich, Switzerland

What languages do you speak?

English, French, Creole, Hindi, learning German (or trying to…)

Your favorite cake/cupcake/pastry?

My specialty…Cupcakes of course!!!

Why do you volunteer for sweet-hearts.org?

I volunteer for Sweet-hearts.org through being an active Board member and I also support the charity association by donating 1% of all proceeds from my little cupcake startup entrepreneurship, The Little Cupcake Project. 
I believe that every human being on this planet deserves to have access to good health, shelter and care and therefore I volunteer in order to help people to maximize their life potential so they can contribute to their community and the world.  Helping the less privileged brings me a sense of satisfaction and happiness in knowing that I played a part in improving their lives.

What do you most enjoy doing in your spare time?

I enjoy baking cupcakes, painting, blogging, travelling, discovering cultures and spending quality time with loved ones.

Do you have a favorite quote?

“What you are is what you have been, What you will be is what you do now.”

Next week we will continue introducing the board with Kalina Juzwiak aka kaju.ink our artist and Graphic Designer.



Introducing the sweet-hearts board: Maria

Are you wondering who is behind the organization of our events? Or who created our nice logo or website? Then you will be delighted that we will introduce our mainboard and their roles at sweet-hearts.org

As we have founded our organization as an association under Swiss law, we are obligated to have fixe dorgans including a main board with a minimum of two persons and members of the association.

Sweet-hearts.org is composed of the main board with seven members, some active and some passive members.

The Swiss law says that we have to meet officially once a year to vote about important topics, make a review of the past year and (re)vote the members of the main board. Every member (passive or active) is invited to attend this meeting(s) but passive members have no vote rights.

Everyone in our association contributes their unique talent to the success of sweet-hearts.org.

Today we will start introducing each of the seven members of our main board: One after the other, starting with our vice president Maria:

Maria Claudia Lorez

Full name:

Maria Claudia Lorez

Role at sweet-hearts.org:

Vice-President and founder

Date of birth:

23rd of December 1986

Place of birth:

Pereira, Colombia

Where did you grow up?

Mostly in Colombia and Switzerland.

Where are you living at the moment?

I am living in the City of Zurich

What languages do you speak?

English, German, Spanish and Italian

Your favorite cake/cupcake/pastry?

I really like Brownies. 🙂

Having been born in Colombia, a continent plagued by necessity and suffering, Maria Claudia believes in the importance of helping others and being hospitable; a mission which has grown closer to her heart since moving to Europe.

After completing her nursing studies, Maria Claudia wants nothing more than to be independent and to embark on a journey which will involve her in many interesting projects.

Nothing brings Maria Claudia more happiness than helping others and giving back to the the community.

On Wednesday we will continue introducing the board with Darshana Towakel our little cupcake Lady from the The Little Cupcake Project.


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Barrel organs, demonstrations and vegetarian dogs in Winterthur

o many things have happened during our last cake selling event in Winterthur and we know you are very curious to know how much we have fundraised on that day! But we will keep you on tenterhooks until the and of this article. 🙂


At this point we would like to thank the Gewerbepolizei of Winterthur for helping us finding a date for this very successful charity cake sale! We were very happy we got the opportunity!

The Marktgasse of Winterthur had a very special atmosphere on that day and this not just because of the great weather (in fact we were freezing in the shadow!). Everywhere in the City, there were people dressed up and playing music with their old barrel organs and thanks to the very nice Mr. Bürgler from drehorgel.ch, playing next to our stand, we were able to sell some additional cakes to his audience.

Did you know that there are vegetarian dogs!? yes, ve-ge-ta-rian! That’s a dog which doesn’t eat meat! You can imagine our faces when we heard that… We were extremely fascinated about this discovery! The dog belonged to a guy with a lot of interesting facts and ideas about daily nutrition and inspired us to may try baking some vegan pastry next time (he is vegan but his dog just vegetarian). If a dog can be vegetarian I am sure we will also be able to cook some vegan cakes, right? What do YOU think of this idea? Would you like to try some vegan cupcakes?

Around 4.30pm when we were reaching the end and starting to pack our possessions, we saw a noisy crowd walking closer and closer to us with banners… It was the “Tanz dich frei” demonstration. We were panicking (actually it was just Carolina who was panicking) as they were coming nearer, so that we decided to pull our stand back to the side. BUT when they arrived they actually bought some of our cakes and listened carefully to our project… Everything was very peaceful!

OK, ok, we won’t let you wait any longer to know how much we have raised…!

WE RAISED CHF 916.00 for Verein Roter Tropfen und Lar Santo Antonio 🙂

That means we can increase our cupcake donation thermometers each from CHF 220.00 to CHF 678.00!


Special thanks to our volunteers Viviana and Caroline and our sweethearts Elena, Sylvia and Maja

Enjoy our photo gallery bellow. 🙂



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P.p.s.: Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! We are happy to answer your questions or welcome new members/volonteers!