TRUMBULL, Conn., Nov. 16, 2012 // PRNewswire // - Dunkin' Donuts franchisee organization Cain Management announced today that it raised $35,700 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at its restaurants through a St. Jude Halloween in store promotion. Throughout the month of October, Dunkin' Donuts customers contributed to the fight against childhood cancer by making a $1 donation at participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants franchised by Cain Management. Proudly displayed on the walls of its restaurants, numerous pumpkin paper icons represented the generous donations of Dunkin' Donuts guests in the tri-state area and their commitment to support the vital efforts of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. In addition, The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF), whose mission is to serve the basic needs of our communities through food for the hungry, safety and children's health, will also make a $4,000 grant to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, bringing the total donation to nearly $40,000.
A check will be presented to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the St. Jude Give thanks. Walk.™in Trumbull, Conn. Dunkin' Donuts will co-sponsor the event for more than 150 volunteers and community members. The walk is part of a national event taking place in 90 communities nationwide on the same day to raise money for kids fighting cancer and other deadly diseases at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital so no patient family ever has to pay St. Jude for treatment or care. For more information please visit: givethankswalk.org.
"We're extremely proud to support the important work of St. Jude," said Jim Cain of Dunkin' Donuts franchise company Cain Management. "Our hope is that this contribution will have a significant impact on the families that St. Jude serves, allowing the hospital to continue its unmatched research efforts and incomparable patient care in combating childhood cancer."
"We want to thank Dunkin' Donuts and their guests for their continued support of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, or what we often refer to as a 'hospital without walls,'" said Jill Workman of ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. "Their donations are supporting a place where scientists and doctors work together to treat patients and then they freely share their research discoveries with the medical community to help countless children around the world."
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Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is a market leader in the regular/decaf coffee, iced coffee, hot flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin' Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for six years running. The company has more than 10,000 restaurants in 32 countries worldwide. For the full-year 2011, Dunkin' Donuts' restaurants had global franchisee-reported sales of approximately $6.4 billion. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.
The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation brings together a wide network of stakeholders, including franchisees, crew members and employees. The focus of the Foundation is to serve our neighborhoods by taking care of their basic needs – safety, hunger relief and children's health. For more information, visit www.DunkinBrands.com/foundation.
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SOURCE The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation