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Eating Cupcakes for a Cause
Local Cupcake Shop Hosts Second Annual Cupcake Eating Contest to Support Muscular Dystrophy

New Orleans, La., February 26, 2013 — The Kupcake Factory is hosting its Second Annual Cupcake Eating Contest Saturday, March 9, at 11:30 a.m. to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) at its Muscle Walk taking place at Zephyr Field that morning.

The Cupcake Eating Contest participants will be provided 20 Kupcake Factory cupcakes and will be given five minutes to eat as many cupcakes as possible. The first place winner will receive unlimited bragging rights, a t-shirt and two-dozen regular-sized cupcakes for their next birthday or celebration, donated by The Kupcake Factory. The second place winner will receive a $15 Kupcake Factory gift card and third place will get a Kupcake Factory t-shirt. Contest entry is $25 for individuals or $50 for company-sponsored contestants. The proceeds from participant registration will be donated to MDA. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, March 6, and contestants can register at any of The Kupcake Factory's four locations (Uptown, Old Metairie, Veterans and Kenner) or online at The Kupcake Factory's page on MDA's website . Visit www.thekupcakefactory.com for more information or the Facebook event page.

"MDA's mission is dear to my heart as I've had relatives affected by this disease," said Claudia Melgar, owner of The Kupcake Factory, "This is our second year hosting this contest to support MDA and we are delighted all the proceeds will be donated to the organization since it has been such a great resource for our family."

Prior to the Cupcake Eating Contest, MDA's Muscle Walk registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and festivities will begin around 9 a.m. Muscle Walk volunteers will guide patrons through interactive craft booths and the event will feature appearances from the New Orleans Saints, Boudreaux and Clotile from the New Orleans Zephyrs and Bones and Mojo from the New Orleans Voodoo.