October 04, 2017 // Franchising.com // PADUCAH, Ky. - In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dippin’ Dots and Doc Popcorn are teaming up with Susan G. Komen® for a first-ever co-brand breast cancer prevention campaign. Throughout the month of October, all Dippin’ Dots, Doc Popcorn and co-branded franchise locations will be collecting donations to help fight breast cancer.
Guests at participating locations who donate $1 to Susan G. Komen will receive a $1 off coupon for use on a future purchase. For a $5 donation, guests will receive a pink breast cancer awareness wristband and a $1 off coupon. At Doc Popcorn, Pink Pop Buckets will also be available for $10, with $4 being donated to the cause.
Scott Fischer, CEO of Dippin’ Dots and Doc Popcorn, has personal ties to this cause. When Fischer was 16, his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. After standing by her side in the fight, his mother successfully beat the disease in 1999, but sadly after celebrating her 10-year cancer-free anniversary, it returned. Today, Mrs. Fischer counts herself as one of the more than 3.5 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. Because of the community and support they had during his mother’s battle, Fischer wants to help others who have been impacted by breast cancer.
“Having our community of family and friends was very comforting during my mother’s battle with breast cancer,” said Fischer. “While it was deflating to have the cancer return a decade later, my family and I were more educated, comfortable and prepared the second time around. I’m passionate about supporting Susan G. Komen because they provide community, support and education to those affected by this disease.”
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. There are currently 17 dual concept locations across the U.S. with more opportunities in the pipeline.
For more information about the Dippin’ and Poppin’ for Pink campaign or to make an online donation, visit www.dippindots.com/pink or www.docpopcorn.com/pink.
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. Dippin’ Dots offers co-branded franchise opportunities with its sister brand Doc Popcorn, the world’s largest popcorn franchise retailer. For more information and to inquire about franchise opportunities, please visit www.dippindots.com.
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. Based in Denver, 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. Doc Popcorn offers co-branded franchise opportunities with its sister brand Dippin’ Dots, innovator and market leader of flash-frozen ice cream. For more information and to inquire about franchise opportunities, please visit www.docpopcorn.com.
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 $956 million in research and provided more than $2.1 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 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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