ST. GERMAIN - Helping patients feel better comes first for one pharmacist in St. Germain, but every Wednesday in October these patients are returning the favor by buying her cupcakes for a cause.
People know to head to pharmacist Jennifer Hansen when they're sick; however, many of them also know they can walk out of St. Germain Pharmacy with one of her cupcakes for Down Syndrome Awareness month.
This is the fourth year Jennifer is baking the cupcakes for her sons' Lakeland Area Special Olympics team.
One of her sons has Down Syndrome and the other has Autism.
"It's not about disabilities or what they can't do. It is shining and highlighting what they can do and all the many things they can do," said Hansen.
Donations from the cupcakes allowed her kids and fellow teammates to get new uniforms and head to different tournaments around the state.
Just as much as she knows patients by name, they know about her sons and always ask about them.
Jennifer says the generosity of the Northwoods community is overwhelming.
Many of her customers ask about the cupcakes months in advance to make sure they can donate.
"I'll still do them as long as my oven keeps working and nothing else bad happens," said Hansen.
Jennifer's boys and their teammates will be heading to Merrill for a bowling tournament this weekend.
Cupcake sales go through the end of October.
Jennifer also has cupcakes in exchange for donations in April for Autism Awareness Month.