September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Dunkin’ is giving guests a sweet way to support children battling cancer. The chain has announced it is inviting guests to “shine gold” from September 14-28 and support the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation’s mission to bring joy to kids battling illness.
As part of the program, guests at participating Dunkin’ locations throughout Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia can make a $2 donation to the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation and will receive a free Gold Joy Donut as a thank you. 100 percent of funds raised from the Dunkin’ Gold Joy Donut will be granted to local children’s hospitals in to bring joy to kids battling illness.
The Gold Joy Donut is a traditional donut ring featuring gold icing and topped with a glazed MUNCHKINS Donut Hole Treat, paying homage to the Childhood Cancer Awareness Month’s gold ribbon icon.
Grant funding will help enhance child life programming spanning from art, music and integrated therapy programs to electronic gaming equipment and specialized camps that provide joyful experiences and environments for patients and their families. Last year, Dunkin’ and the Dunkin Joy in Childhood Foundation granted over $240,000 to local children’s hospitals through the Shine Gold program to bring joy to kids battling cancer.
“Dunkin’ is proud to shine gold in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and help children battling cancer right here in our communities,” says Dave Baumgartner, Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation board member and local Dunkin’ franchisee. “As local franchisees, it’s incredibly important to help our communities beyond our restaurant doors. We all have been touched by cancer and it is something no child or parent should have to endure. We want to show our unwavering commitment to this important cause and bring joy to kids who need it the most. Our Gold Joy Donut is a delicious treat and a great way to help support these amazing kids!”