For the 20th year, Dunkin' Donuts is supporting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund in their global fight against cancer. New England Dunkin' Donuts franchisees have raised $10.7 million since 1992 for the Jimmy Fund.
From now through Aug. 12, Dunkin' Donuts will conduct an in-store campaign where guests at participating restaurants in Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire can contribute $1 to support the Jimmy Fund and The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation. Guests who contribute $1 will receive a paper cup icon that they can sign and place on the walls of their local Dunkin' Donuts restaurant.
In addition, over the weekend, Dunkin' Donuts supported the 33rd annual Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) bike-a-thon to raise money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund for the sixth consecutive year. Since 2006, Dunkin' Donuts has contributed $140,000 to the PMC.
New England Dunkin' Donuts franchisees have raised more than $8 million for the Jimmy Fund through funds generated from an annual Dunkin' Donuts George Mandell Memorial Golf Tournament and auction. The event was created by franchisee members of the Dunkin' Donuts New England Distribution Center (NEDCP) in honor of George Mandell, a Dunkin' Donuts franchisee who died of cancer. Last year alone, the tournament raised approximately $550,000. This year, the 14th Annual George Mandell Memorial Golf Tournament and auction will be held Aug. 13 at The International Golf Club in Bolton, Mass.
Finally, Dunkin' Donuts will support the 11th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon on Aug. 21 and 22, which broadcasts stories from Dana-Farber patients, doctors, researchers, nurses, celebrity guests and athletes throughout 36 hours. This year marks the 11th year Dunkin' Donuts has sponsored the event, and again this year, local Dunkin' Donuts representatives will be on-site as volunteers to answer phones during the event.
"We are proud to contribute to the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, whether we're fueling PMC participants with coffee before their ride or offering our guests a chance to get involved through paper icon programs in our restaurants," said Patty Healy, Northeast field marketing director for Dunkin' Donuts. "Our franchisees proudly share the Jimmy Fund's passion for bringing hope to thousands of people facing cancer in our communities."
The Jimmy Fund solely supports Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients.
New Ft. Bliss restaurant opens
Additionally, Dunkin' Donuts has announced the opening of a new restaurant at the Ft. Bliss U.S. Army base at Ft. Bliss, Texas, operated by the Army and Airforce Exchange Service. There are approximately 20 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants on military bases throughout the country, including Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, Calif.
The new Dunkin' Donuts location is open from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week and employs approximately 30 crew members. The restaurant is approximately 1,700 square feet and features indoor seating for approximately 20 guests, a large outdoor patio with seating for 16 guests, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The restaurant also features a drive-thru.
"We are honored to have the opportunity to serve the people who live, work, and train at the Ft. Bliss military base and look forward to keeping them running on Dunkin' with our great-tasting coffee and delicious menu items," said Paul Faust, operations manager for Dunkin' Donuts. "We're extremely proud of this new restaurant as it allows us to provide fresh and convenient food and beverages to those who serve our country every day."