The great Albert Pike once said, "What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal," highlighting the importance and otherworldly rewards of participating in philanthropic activities. National Cupcake Day, which is a special day for the myriad Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals groups and humane societies, will take place on Feb. 24, and is expected to bring many organizations together toward the common goal of raising money and awareness for animal care. 

SecureKey, a leading provider of authentication and access control solutions, will be taking part in this event to support its own local community and humane societies in Ontario. SecureKey recognized that it has two incredibly talented and eager cake designers on hand, and as such decided to have a cupcake decorating session and sell animal-themed cupcakes to further raise funds for this important cause in Canada. 

Animal cruelty is an often forgotten but serious issue in North America, as the Humane Society of the United States of America estimated that nearly 2,000 reports of abuse were logged in 2007, while the actual figure is believed to be much higher. 

SecureKey will be raising funds for the OSPCA Toronto Branch, while the National Cupcake Day's organizers hope that many individuals and businesses will get involved either through donations or participation. Anyone who would like to participate in this event should refer to the National Cupcake Day main webpage. From there, individuals can help the organizers reach their fundraising goal of $25,000 to assist human societies and SPCAs across Canada.