Drink One for Dane Does It Again! Dutch Bros and Customers Raise More Than $1.3 Million Dollars to Help End ALS

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Dutch Bros Coffee and its customers raised more than $1.3 million during its 13th annual Drink One for Dane day. Dutch Bros donated proceeds from each drink sold at all of its locations on Friday, May 10 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), the leading non-profit in ALS research and services.

GRANTS PASS, Ore., May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Dutch Bros Coffee and its customers

raised more than $1.3 million during its 13th annual Drink One for Dane day. This is the second year in a row Dutch Bros has broken the $1 million dollar mark in a single day of fundraising. The nation's largest privately owned drive-thru coffee company donated proceeds from each drink sold at all of its locations on Friday, May 10 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), the leading non-profit in ALS research and services.

Dane Boersma founded Dutch Bros with his brother, Travis, in 1992. Dane passed away from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 2009. Dutch Bros and the Boersma family started Drink One for Dane as a way to bring awareness to, and support research to find a cure for, the disease.

"Each year our customers come out and show how much they care about finding a cause and cure for ALS," said Brant Boersma, Dane's son and chief culture officer of Dutch Bros. "I'm grateful for their support and so honored to be part of such an amazing event."

Over the last 13 years, Dutch Bros customers have helped the company raise more than $6.1 million for the MDA. This year, for the first time ever, the company launched an online donation portal.

"I'm humbled every year by the generosity of our family of customers, broistas, operators and owners," said Travis Boersma, CEO and co-founder of Dutch Bros. "They're truly making a difference in the lives of thousands of people and their families. Together, I know we can end ALS."

Much of the money raised since 2007 has gone to support MDA's ALS-designated multidisciplinary care centers for patients, as well as to fund research for a cure.

"All of us at the Muscular Dystrophy Association are extremely proud of our partnership with Dutch Bros Coffee and the tremendous impact it has had in our effort to end ALS. Over the past 13 years, we have collaborated from the ground up, the top down and everywhere in between – and we've become family. Together, we will find a cure for ALS," said Lynn O'Connor Vos, President and CEO, Muscular Dystrophy Association.

To find a Dutch Bros location near you, visit http://www.dutchbros.com/locations.

About Dutch Bros

Dutch Bros Coffee is the country's largest privately held drive-thru coffee company, with more than 330 locations and approximately 10,000 employees in seven states. The company is headquartered in Grants Pass, Oregon, where it was founded in 1992 by Dane and Travis Boersma. Dutch Bros serves specialty coffee, smoothies, freezes, teas, a private-label Dutch Bros Blue Rebel energy drink and nitrogen-infused cold brew coffee. Its rich, proprietary coffee blend is handcrafted from start to finish.

In addition to its mission of speed, quality and service, Dutch Bros is committed to giving back to the communities it serves. Through its Love Abounds Foundation and local franchisees, Dutch Bros donates several million dollars to causes across the country each year.

To learn more about Dutch Bros, visit http://www.dutchbros.com, like Dutch Bros Coffee on Facebook or follow @DutchBrosCoffee on Instagram.

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is committed to transforming the lives of people affected by muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases. We do this through innovations in science and innovations in care. As the largest source of funding for neuromuscular disease research outside of the federal government, MDA has committed more than $1 billion since our inception to accelerate the discovery of therapies and cures. Research we have supported is directly linked to life-changing therapies across multiple neuromuscular diseases. MDA's MOVR is the first and only data hub that aggregates clinical, genetic and patient reported data for multiple neuromuscular diseases to improve health outcomes and accelerate drug development. MDA supports the largest network of multidisciplinary clinics providing best in class care at more than 150 of the nation's top medical institutions. Our Resource Center serves the community with one-on-one specialized support, and we offer educational conferences, events, and materials for families and healthcare providers. Each year thousands of children and young adults learn vital life skills and gain independence at summer camp and through recreational programs, at no cost to families. For more information visit mda.org.

 

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