Business in Brief
Dutch Bros. drive nets nearly $220K for breast cancer
research and services
Newberg's two Dutch Bros. locations joined hundreds of others in seven states this fall to raise nearly $220,000 for the Oregon Health Sciences University Knight Cancer Institute in support of breast cancer research and services for patients.
"We're stoked to be able to contribute to the continued research and services that these wonderful organizations provide," said Travis Boersma, co-founder of the popular coffee chain.
In October, Dutch Bros. locations donated $5 from the sale of each specialty "Be Aware" travel mug to raise funds. The sales were in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Officials at OHSU appreciated the help. "Raising over $200,000 in just one month is an impressive feat, and those dollars will support the research and treatment underway here to make a difference for our patients across the state affected by this disease," said Dr. Arpana Naik, an associate professor for surgery at OHSU and breast surgical oncologist for the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.
Mochas for Men will raise cash for men's health care
The Human Bean location in Newberg will join stores throughout the chain Friday in holding its fourth annual Mochas for Men event, where $1 from each purchase of a mocha drink will be donated to support local men's health care. The chain of coffee shops has branded the month as "Movember" to focus on men's health issues, including prostate and testicular cancer.