Simply drinking a coffee tomorrow could mean a lot to others.
Because on Thursday, October 19 all Blenz Coffee locations across BC and Alberta will donate 100% of funds from drip coffee sales to the Canadian Cancer Society for their annual Coffee By Donation Day.
Instead of making a brew when you get to work tomorrow, go out for your morning americano pick-me-up and do your bit to help beat cancer. All Blenz locations will be accepting any amount of money for any size drip coffee – and you’ll receive your beverage in an iconic pink cup.
Now in its fifth year, Coffee By Donation Day aims to create awareness and raise funds for breast cancer research in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.
“As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to introduce a way to bring attention to this important issue while also connecting our community,” Janelle Saccucci, Blenz Coffee’s director of marketing and communications, said in a press release.
“In addition to donations on the 19th, we’ll also give 50 cents for every #BLENZCCS posted on social media throughout the month of October. We hope that through these initiatives, it will be our most successful year yet.”
One in eight Canadian women will be will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, according to the Canadian Cancer Society. And breast cancer is still the most commonly diagnosed cancer, as well as the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among Canadian women. So every little helps when it comes to contributing to research.
“Year after year, we’ve been overwhelmed with the generosity from our communities on Coffee By Donation Day. We encourage everyone to donate what they can, as all 63 locations within B.C. and Alberta will be accepting them during regular store hours. ”
Additionally, if you purchase a Pumpkin Pie Caramel Macchiato and All Spice Latte throughout the rest of October, 50 cents will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Coffee by Donation Day 2017
When: Thursday, October 19
Where: All 63 Blenz Coffee locations across BC and Alberta
Price: By donation – pay what you can for a drip coffee of any size