Our annual breast cancer fundraising event, Coffee for a Cure, will be held on Friday, October 18th. All proceeds on this day from all of our 90+ locations in 11 states will be donated to local breast cancer agencies. This has become a hugely successful and effective event for us and we are so happy that we are able to help make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.
In Oregon alone, between Providence Foundation and Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center we have helped fund over 1600 mammograms or about 145 per year. This is along with follow-up care and ongoing patient support.
Last year was our 13th annual Coffee for a Cure event and we raised $264,073.16 for a total of $1,547.650.40 to date.
We got the idea for this annual fundraising event back when hurricane Katrina hit and we had a donation day to help support the Red Cross. The following year we decided we wanted to make our donation day an annual event. We wanted to help each of our own communities by doing so. Therefore each location donates to their local community. After talking to people we found out Oregon and Washington had the highest rates of breast cancer in the country (at the time). Everyone we knew had someone in their lives that had been affected by breast cancer. So we thought it was a cause that really could help people in our communities.
We work directly with local foundations. They allocate the funds to help the patients that need help the most; uninsured or under-insured. Since starting Coffee for a Cure thirteen years ago we have lost a barista, a franchise owner, family and friends. We are happy to say that since starting the donation day how our funds are used is beginning to change. More people are insured, getting early detection and surviving the disease. We now support patients with expenses while going through treatment. We also help with a lot more preventive scans for early detection and education.
Truly it is the core of what The Human Bean is about, giving back and supporting our own communities. Please visit any Human Bean location on this day and make a purchase and all proceeds will be donated to a local breast cancer care center in that community. We will also have tumblers, cold cups, and Hydro Flasks with the Coffee for a Cure logo for sale that day.