Breast cancer is now the most common cancer worldwide, with an estimated 2.3 million cases each year, affecting women and men. Our valued client, Scooter’s Coffee, is committed to helping to eradicate this disease through its popular Courage Cookie, offered during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Throughout October, customers across the Scooter’s Coffee footprint supported breast cancer research by collectively purchasing 461,673 popular Courage Cookies and/or by adding a donation to their order. Collectively, Scooter’s Coffee new and loyal customers along with dedicated franchisees and employees rallied behind the cause and raised $277,032.
Baked from scratch in the kitchens of Scooter’s Coffee affiliated company, Harvest Roasting, the delicious Courage Cookie is a sugar cookie with savory cream cheese frosting and pink sprinkles—pink is the color that symbolizes breast cancer awareness. The cookies were created specifically to raise funds for research and awareness. Customer donations and 20% of the cookie sales directly support breast cancer research.
(Pictured in the photo from left: Scooter’s Coffee President Joe Thornton; Nicole Seagriff, President of the Board of Directors, The Pink Agenda; Serra Eken, Managing Director, The Pink Agenda; and Scooter’s Coffee Chief Community Officer Bill Black)
In November, Scooter’s Coffee presented a $277,032 check donation to The Pink Agenda to help the organization fund critical breast cancer research projects. Lukas Partners was proud to support Scooter’s Coffee with news media awareness in addition to helping with a check presentation ceremony on November 16, 2023.
Since 2020, Scooter’s Coffee has sold more than 1 million Courage Cookies across its footprint and donated nearly $676,000 to The Pink Agenda and. That equates to more than 13,500 hours of breast cancer research.
The Pink Agenda funds four major research projects through its strategic partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). 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 understand genetic risks. Due to significant progress in breast cancer research, there are more than 4 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.