COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Courage Cookies are back at Scooter's Coffee shops across the country, including here in Colorado Springs, for October.
Twenty percent of the cookie sales will go towards The Pink Agenda, a nonprofit that partners with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
The customer-favorite treat is a sugar cookie with cream cheese frosting and pink sprinkles created specifically to raise funds to support critical cancer research and awareness.
“Through our ongoing partnership with Scooter’s Coffee and the generosity of its customers, employees, and franchise owners, The Pink Agenda can continue funding groundbreaking research and care needed to save lives with the goal of one-day making breast cancer history,” said Serra Eken, Managing Director
for The Pink Agenda, in a press release. “We remain committed to raising awareness of this disease, especially among young professionals. It’s important to engage today’s generation to find tomorrow’s cure.”
According to company officials, more than 243,000 Courage Cookies were sold at Scooter’s Coffee, and over $143,000 was donated to The Pink Agenda.
This October, Scooter’s Coffee customers also can add a donation to their order without purchasing a cookie.
“We admire those who have displayed tremendous courage in the fight against breast cancer and we extend gratitude to our amazing customers and Scooter’s Coffee family who are supporting The Pink Agenda’s efforts to end this disease,” said Joe Thornton, President of Scooter’s Coffee, LLC, in a press release.
The Pink Agenda said it's currently funding four research projects through the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Those projects are meant to improve survivorship and treatment approaches, eliminate disparities in access to care in ethnically diverse communities, investigate risk factors to inform preventative strategies, and test methods to stop metastasis of breast cancer to other parts of the body.
The Courage Cookies are available through November 1.
There are three Scooter's Coffee locations in Colorado Springs.