In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Paducah, Ky.-based Dippin' Dots ice cream and Doc Popcorn said they 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, the companies said. 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. She successfully beat the disease in 1999, but after celebrating her 10-year anniversary of being cancer-free, the cancer returned. Today, Fischer’s mother counts herself as one of the more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, the companies noted.
Thanks to organizations such as 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,” Fischer said. "It's a privilege for Doc Popcorn and Dippin' Dots to donate for a second year. 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."