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Dutch Bros. Donates $17K to Tri-Cities Cancer Center

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KENNEWICK, WA. - Dutch Bros. Coffee shops are donating thousands of dollars to the Tri-Cities Cancer Center to help kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Three Dutch Brothers in Kennewick and one in Pasco donated 100% of their proceeds to the Cancer Center October 1st, bringing in more than $17,000.

"Dutch Bros. is an incredible community partner," said Foundation Director Elizabeth McLaughlin. "They are going to make a lot of things happen for a lot of people. The staff and owners are enthusiastic, and Dutch Bros. is just a great member of our community here in the Tri-Cities."

"It was a huge success," said Nate Frary, local owner-operator of the three Kennewick locations. "It was by far our best year, and it's evident that we live in a really great community, because everybody gets involved."

Pasco owner Brad Barnes shared the same sentiment. "We were just humbled by the fact that everyone banded together," he said. "We're excited that we can donate to such a big cause that affects so many people."

Dutch Bros. Coffee gives over $1 million annually company-wide to local causes and nonprofit organizations, as part of its goal to "Make a Difference, One Cup at a Time."

The Tri-Cities Cancer Center is a community resource for cancer treatment, support, education, and information. To learn more, visit www.tccancer.org.