OMAHA, Neb., USA – Through the generosity of its customers, employees and franchisees during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Scooter’s Coffee is proud to support lifesaving breast cancer research through a $203,060.44 check donation, presented to The Pink Agenda Nov. 16 in New York City.
This is the third consecutive year Scooter’s Coffee has joined The Pink Agenda in the fight against breast cancer, the most common cancer worldwide.
The Pink Agenda, a nonprofit that partners with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, funds breast cancer research projects and advocacy efforts. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Scooter’s Coffee customers had the opportunity to support this critical research by making a meaningful donation at checkout or by purchasing a Scooter’s Coffee Courage Cookie, with a portion of these sales benefitting The Pink Agenda.
A customer-favorite, the Scooter’s Coffee Courage Cookie is a sugar cookie with cream cheese frosting and pink sprinkles created specifically to raise funds to support critical research and awareness. More than 333,000 Courage Cookies were purchased across Scooter’s Coffee 28-state footprint – with a portion of proceeds benefiting The Pink Agenda.
“Through our ongoing partnership with Scooter’s Coffee and the generosity of its customers, employees and franchise owners, The Pink Agenda can continue funding groundbreaking research and care needed to save lives with the goal of one day making breast cancer history,” said Nicole Seagriff, President of The Pink Agenda’s Board of Directors. “We remain committed to raising awareness of this disease, especially among young professionals. It’s important to engage today’s generation to find tomorrow’s cure.”
“We admire those who have displayed tremendous courage in the fight against breast cancer, and we extend gratitude to our amazing customers and Scooter’s Coffee family who have supported The Pink Agenda’s efforts to end this disease,” said Joe Thornton, President of Scooter’s Coffee, LLC.
The Pink Agenda is currently funding four research projects through the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. These projects aim to: improve survivorship and treatment approaches; eliminate disparities in access to care in ethnically diverse communities; investigate risk factors to inform preventative strategies; and test methods to stop metastasis of breast cancer to other parts of the body.
About Scooter’s Coffee
Founded in 1998 by Don and Linda Eckles in Bellevue, Nebraska, Scooter’s Coffee roasts only the finest coffee beans in the world at its headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. In more than two decades of business, the key to Scooter’s Coffee’s success is simple: stay committed to the original business principles and company’s four core values, which are Integrity, Love, Humility and Courage. The Scooter’s Coffee Brand Promise, often recited to franchisees, customers and employees, is: “Amazing People, Amazing Drinks… Amazingly Fast!®” It represents the company’s business origins and reflects a steady commitment to providing an unforgettable experience to loyal and new customers.
Scooter’s Coffee is at the dawn of a strategic growth phase nationwide, approaching 600 stores in 28 states. The U.S. coffee market is an estimated $48 billion-a-year, recession-resistant industry, and Scooter’s Coffee is striving to become the #1 drive-thru specialty coffee franchise system in the nation.
About The Pink Agenda
The Pink Agenda is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to raising money for breast cancer research and care, as well as awareness of the disease among young professionals. Born of the belief that engaging today’s generation can go a long way toward finding tomorrow’s cure, The Pink Agenda finds, funds, and partners with people and programs that are improving the lives of those suffering from breast cancer and conducting the groundbreaking research necessary to improve their odds. To-date we have raised more than $7 million for breast cancer research and care.
The Pink Agenda shares a strategic partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), its long-time beneficiary, to fund research, and also partners with Giuliana Rancic’s FAB-U-WISH initiative to grant wishes aimed to help women undergoing breast cancer treatment feel special.