Dutch Bros & Customers Raise More Than $1.9 Million for ALS
Together, Dutch Bros Coffee and its customers raised more than $1.9 million in the 15th annual "Drink One for Dane Day." The day was Friday, May 14th and all funds will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. (MDA)
According to a Dutch Bros Coffee press release,
“All of us at MDA are incredibly grateful to the leadership of Travis Boersma and Katie Hutchinson at Dutch Bros for rallying the support of their community to truly come together with our families, researchers, medical teams, staff, and Board of Directors on May 14, to create a movement to find a cure to end this devastating disease, ALS,” said Donald S. Wood, Ph.D., President, and CEO of MDA. “The amount of awareness and funds raised is essential at this critical moment when so much progress and momentum is underway with clinical trials for people diagnosed with ALS, and it brings so much hope for cures in the near future,” he continued.
"Drink One for Dane was started after Dutch Bros co-founder Duane Boersma was diagnosed with ALS. (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Dane passed away in 2009.
However, the fight to end ALS, also called Lou Gehrig's Disease continues with the annual fundraiser. The Boersma family and Dutch Bros started the fundraiser to increase awareness of the disease and to support research for treatments and cures.
“There aren’t enough words to describe how grateful I am to the customers who came out to support Drink One for Dane,” said Travis Boersma, co-founder of Dutch Bros. “This day holds a special place in my heart. It’s so humbling to see our customers, broistas, operators, and franchisees come together to make a difference in the lives of everyone impacted by ALS.”
Dutch Bros Coffee has multiple locations in Pasco, Richland, and Kennewick.