Fight cancer with beer? Yes we can …
| Winn Dixie customers in Louisiana can round up their total to the nearest dollar or donate at the register to help provide holistic care for cancer patients.
PLUS: Busch Beer matches donation after fan accidentally raises thousands of dollars
NEW ORLEANS–(AP BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 25, 2019
Together, Winn-Dixie and Port Orleans Brewing Co. announce a partnership that supports the fight against cancer with a two-part campaign inviting customers to “Lend a Helping Can.”
This special partnership will support cancer patients receiving treatment at the Ochsner Cancer Institute with a Winn-Dixie Community Donation Program and a Port Orleans Beer Contribution Campaign.
Starting today, Winn-Dixie customers can make donations at all Louisiana stores to support individuals battling cancer.
In addition to customer contributions, Port Orleans is also donating a portion of beer sales during the month of October to support Ochsner cancer patients.
In honor of the campaign, the local brewery is placing pink tops on the cans of Port Orleans Beer all month long.
The funds raised by both companies will benefit the Ochsner Cancer Institute, with a goal of positively impacting the quality of lives of cancer patients and their families in the community.
Joey Medina, Regional Vice President at Winn-Dixie, said, “Winn-Dixie is thrilled to team up with Port Orleans and the local community to help cancer patients on their journey to wellness.
People often think of cancer being treated with the traditional therapies, but this partnership will raise money to not only support the necessary medical treatment, but also the enhanced options for healing, including incorporating a healthy diet, taking part in various forms of therapy and other holistic approaches.” (Story continues below … )
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It is estimated that almost 27,000 people in Louisiana will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in 2019, according to the American Cancer Society and Ochsner Cancer Institute’s facilities aim to support those individuals.
The partnership between Winn-Dixie and Port Orleans represents a growing commitment to the Louisiana community. Both organizations intend on building a strong partnership to support this cause that affects so many people throughout the region.
Zach Strief, Owner and Co-founder of Port Orleans Brewing Co., said, “It’s an honor to participate in this campaign with Winn-Dixie – bringing awareness to the variety of services available to cancer patients in our community. Our community is founded on the values of charity and service, so it’s important for us to also give back to the community that gives so much.”
The Ochsner Cancer Institute is home to one of the largest comprehensive cancer centers in the Gulf South region, treating more than 32,000 patients each year, from all 50 states and 28 countries.
Ochsner has 11 treatment facilities throughout Louisiana and is committed to providing expert cancer care where its patients live, in large and small communities alike.
The “Lend a Helping Can” campaign will run through the end of October, with Winn-Dixie hosting a Community Donation Program from Sept. 25 through Oct. 30, and Port Orleans donating $1 per case of beer from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31. All funds raised during the campaign will be used to benefit patients at the Ochsner Cancer Institute.
Busch Beer matches donation after fan accidentally raises thousands of dollars
Who says that drinking beer won’t make the world a better place?
Fox News – In a hopeful joke of raising money to drink, one sports fan has ultimately collected almost $30,000 in donations for a local children’s hospital.
Carson King brought a sign to a recent taping of “College Gameday” at Iowa State University asking people to send him beer money, Fox4KC reports. The sign read, “Busch Light supply needs replenished” and featured information on how to send him money through Venmo, the popular money-transfer app.
With all the donations my @CollegeGameDay sign for @BuschBeer has received, I will be donating all but enough for a case of Busch Light to @uiowa Children’s Hospital. We’re at over $1,600.00 right now! @CycloneATH @WideRtNattyLt @ChrisMWilliams Venmo Carson-King-25
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“I just thought as a joke, maybe I could make a sign asking for money to get some Busch Light. You know, buy some lattes,” King told Fox4KC.
“My mom was like ‘this is going to be a proud mom moment. My son is going to be begging for money for beer on national television.'”
Incredibly, the sign did end up on TV, and King received $1,000 in donations. Since that was way more than he expected, King reportedly came up with a pretty selfless idea: donate the money to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
“Their hospital does great things for the state of Iowa,” King told the outlet. “Both for Iowa State and the University of Iowa. Those kids are fighters and they deserve any chance they can get.” Read more.