PADUCAH, Ky., Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dippin' Dots and Doc Popcorn are teaming up again this year to raise money for Susan G. Komen®. Throughout the month of October, all Doc Popcorn and co-branded Dippin' Dots and Doc Popcorn franchise locations will collect donations in-store to help support Komen's fight to save lives from breast cancer. Donations will also be accepted online at www.dippindots.com/donate.*
At participating locations, guests who donate $1 to Susan G. Komen will receive a $1 off coupon for use on a future purchase. Pink PopBuckets, which hold about eight cups of popcorn, will also be available for sale, with at least $4 of each sale benefiting Komen**. The pink PopBuckets are available for purchase online, as well.
Scott Fischer, CEO of Dippin' Dots and Doc Popcorn, has personal ties to the disease. His mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when he was 16-years-old. After standing by her side in the fight, she successfully beat the disease in 1999, but sadly after celebrating her 10-year anniversary of being cancer-free, it returned. Today, Mrs. Fischer counts herself as one of the more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. Thanks to organizations like Susan G. Komen, the family felt more prepared to beat the cancer when it returned. Fischer continues to help others who have been impacted by breast cancer because of the community and support they had during his mother's battle.
"I'm passionate about continuing to aid Susan G. Komen because they provide community, support and education to the one in eight women who will be affected by breast cancer during their lifetime. It's a privilege for Doc Popcorn and Dippin' Dots to donate for a second year," said Fischer. "This organization enables people to fight the same battle my mother championed, and if we can help empower at least one other woman to fight the battle, it's a success."
As sister brands, Dippin' Dots, the nation's original beaded ice cream franchise, and Doc Popcorn, the world's largest popcorn franchise retailer, offer co-branded franchise opportunities, sharing the same store, counter, register and employees.
*From October 1-31, 2018, Dippin' Dots is offering customer the opportunity to make a donation to Komen online. Together with its various fundraising promotion and initiatives, Dippin' Dots is guaranteeing a minimum donation of $12,500 to Komen.
**From October 1-31, 2018, Doc Popcorn will donate to Komen at least $4 for each pink PopBucket sold and is offering customers the opportunity to make a donation to Komen at checkout. Together with its various fundraising promotions and initiatives, Doc Popcorn is guaranteeing a minimum donation of $12,500 to Komen.
About Dippin' Dots
Dippin' Dots has produced and distributed its flash frozen tiny beads of ice cream, yogurt, sherbet and flavored ice products since 1988. Made at the company's production facility in Paducah, Kentucky, Dippin' Dots distributes its unique frozen products in all 50 states and 11 countries through its franchised and direct distribution network. For more information, including franchise opportunities, please visit www.dippindots.com.
About Doc Popcorn
Using whole grain kernels, proprietary flavor blends and other high-quality ingredients, Doc Popcorn handcrafts a wide variety of fresh-popped specialty flavors of popcorn free of trans fat, MSG, artificial colors and preservatives. Born in Boulder, Colo., Doc Popcorn started franchising in 2009 and has been consistently recognized as one of the top food franchises in the country by Entrepreneur's Franchise 500. For more information and to inquire about franchise opportunities, please visit www.docpopcorn.com.
About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen is the world's largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $988 million in research and provided more than $2.2 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 60 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy's life. That promise has become Komen's promise to all people facing breast cancer. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.
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