Dunkin' Donuts Donates Up To 372,000 Cups of Coffee to help Roswell Park Cancer Institute

December 7, 2011 Updated Dec 7, 2011 at 4:18 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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Left to right: Dr. Roberto Pili, Chief, Genitourinary Section; Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee Doug Spolyar; Roswell Park patient Michael Schreiner; and Dunkin’ Donuts Field Marketing Manager Eric Stensland.

December 7, 2011 Updated Dec 7, 2011 at 4:18 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- Dunkin’ Donuts announced Wednesday the donation of up to 372,000 cups of coffee to Roswell Park Cancer Institute in an effort to generate $150,000 for the nationally recognized cancer center.
 
Dunkin’ Donuts’ Western New York franchisees and representatives from Roswell Park Cancer Institute gathered today at the medical center to announce the “Cups for Roswell” program.

Through the campaign, the first 1,000 Buffalo-area residents to make a $150 donation to Roswell Park Cancer Institute will receive a coupon book for “coffee for a year” as a thank you from Dunkin’ Donuts. In total, the “Cups for Roswell” program will aim to generate $150,000 for Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

The "coffee for a year" package contains 12 coupon books and each coupon book contains 31 vouchers (one for each day of the month) for a free medium (14 oz.) hot or (24 oz.) iced coffee or (14 oz.) hot tea – for a total of 372 vouchers that are valid throughout 2012. The “Cups for Roswell” coupon books are available to the first 1,000 individuals who make a $150 donation to Roswell at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s gift shop or online at www.cupsforroswell.com.

“Dunkin’ Donuts is honored to donate up to 372,000 cups of coffee to support the critical work and programs of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The “Cups for Roswell” coupon books not only offer Dunkin’ Donuts guests a tremendous value, but allow them to share their generosity with others through the gift of a simple cup of coffee,” said Dunkin’ Donuts Field Marketing Manager Eric Stensland. “Each coupon book can make for 12 great holiday stocking stuffers if divided up among friends and family members for a month’s worth of coffee. I encourage residents throughout the greater Buffalo area to enjoy this unique opportunity to enjoy Dunkin’ Donuts coffee throughout 2012 while supporting an organization that is so important to our community.”

The funds raised through the “Cups for Roswell” program will support Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s “Making Room to Save Lives” campaign, which will help build Roswell Park’s new Clinical Sciences Center. The Clinical Sciences Center will house a new, expanded Chemotherapy Infusion Clinic, a Comprehensive Breast Services Center, and a Patient Education/Survivorship Center for Roswell Park’s 31,000 patients and their families.

“We are grateful to Dunkin’ Donuts and its franchisees across Western New York who helped to create this innovative fundraiser,” said Dr. Donald L. Trump, President and CEO, Roswell Park Cancer Institute. “The funds raised will play a large role in our clinical expansion plans aimed at meeting the needs of cancer patients for years to come.”