OTIS SPUNKMEYER JOINS SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE® IN THE FIGHT TO END BREAST CANCER THROUGH SALES OF ITS LIMITED-EDITION PINK COOKIES
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (Sept. 1, 2010) ― Otis Spunkmeyer® today announces its new partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and joins in the fight to end breast cancer through the sales of its limited edition Pink Cookie. The Pink Cookie is a chocolate cookie with pink color-coated chocolate candies. The company has donated at least $100,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure in connection with The Pink Cookie Sales Promotion. The Pink Cookie is available from September 1 to October 31 through the Otis Spunkmeyer fundraising program and can be purchased by restaurants and other foodservice outlets through regular distribution channels.
“At Otis Spunkmeyer, charitable giving and community service is at the heart of our culture,” said John Schiavo, President and CEO of Otis Spunkmeyer. “Breast cancer affects so many families and we hope that by providing special cookie moments through our Pink Cookie and partnering with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, we can make a positive impact on those battling this disease.”
“Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s partnership with Otis Spunkmeyer offers consumers a sweet way to support the breast cancer movement,” said Katrina McGhee, senior vice president, global partnerships and business development. “One in eight women will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime and this program is providing funds that are vital to our promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever.”
To learn more, visit http://www.spunkmeyer.com/ or call 1-888-ASK-OTIS. Foodservice operators should contact their Otis representatives. To learn more about the Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, visit http://www.komen.org/.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, we have invested more than $1.5 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.
About Otis Spunkmeyer
For more than 30 years, Otis Spunkmeyer, Inc., a Northern California-based baked-goods manufacturer, has been one of the most trusted brand names in the food and snack industry. A brand loved by consumers around the world, Otis Spunkmeyer is the #1 selling cookie dough in foodservice and a leading muffin brand at retail. Otis Spunkmeyer frozen cookie dough, pre-baked muffins and cookies, pastries, and other quality baked goods can be found in foodservice and retail outlets throughout the world. For more product information, innovative menu ideas or to find recipes from Otis Spunkmeyer, visit http://www.spunkmeyer.com/.
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Be sure to spread the word, support this GREAT effort and Think Pink! all year long :-)