In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, all Dutch Bros Coffee locations will donate $5 from each sale of its specialty “Be Aware” travel mug to the advancement of breast cancer research at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.
To date, Dutch Bros has raised over $750,000 for breast cancer research. Beginning Thursday, Oct. 12, these specialty travel mugs will be available at all 292 Dutch Bros locations across seven states. The funds raised will be donated to both the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation.
“As we look toward the future there are fewer things more exciting than the prospect that we could see a day when the detection and treatment of breast cancer is simple and effective,” says Travis Boersma, Co-founder Dutch Bros Coffee. “Breast cancer touches all of our lives in one way or another and The Knight Cancer Institute is doing amazing work to improve outcomes for patients.”
The Knight Cancer Institute researches treatments and preventative methods for breast cancer. They take an individual approach with each patient in their care, and utilize cutting edge technologies, including DNA specific drugs and radiation therapies. Last May, a team at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute received a $9.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study triple-negative breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of the disease.
“We appreciate the continued support from Dutch Bros,” said Arpana Naik, M.D., associate professor for surgery in the OHSU School of Medicine and breast surgical oncologist for the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. “Their community efforts–including their visit to the OHSU campus last year and interviews with our physicians via social media–are important ways to raise awareness for breast cancer in our community.”
The Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation provides life-saving assistance, as well as testing, patient advocacy, prevention education and compassionate support for individuals facing or fighting breast cancer.
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About Dutch Bros Coffee
Dutch Bros Coffee is the country’s largest privately held, drive-thru coffee company, with more than 290 locations and over 7,500 employees in seven states.
Dutch Bros serves specialty coffee, smoothies, freezes, teas and a private-label Dutch Bros Blue Rebel energy drink.
The rich, proprietary coffee blend is handcrafted from start to finish. Every ingredient is measured, every process timed, and every cup perfected.
With a mission to serve as a role model in the community and commitment to doing the right thing, Dutch Bros donates over $2 million annually to nonprofit organizations and local causes selected by local owner-operators.
Dutch Bros Coffee is headquartered in Grants Pass, Ore., where it was founded in 1992 by Dane and Travis Boersma, brothers of Dutch descent.
To learn more about Dutch Bros, visit http://www.dutchbros.com, like Dutch Bros Coffee on Facebook or follow @DutchBros on Twitter.
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