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Dutch Bros Coffee and OHSU Collaborate in October for Be Aware Campaign

October 12, 2017

Dutch Bros Coffee and OHSU Collaborate in October for Be Aware Campaign

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (Oct. 12, 2017) – 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 they 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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