2008-02-19 — John Schiavo, president and CEO of Otis Spunkmeyer, Inc., announced the contribution of $50, 000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by increasing awareness of breast cancer through education and by providing mammograms for those in need.
Schiavo presented the check to NBCF president and CEO Janelle Hail and executor director Neal Hail at Otis Spunkmeyer, Inc. World Headquarters on Jan. 16. The headquarter event also included remarks by Otis employees Ann Kishimori and Catherine Turpeinen, breast cancer survivors, followed by a pink-themed reception.
“Having visited Otis Spunkmeyer headquarters, I know this is a company that cares for the health and well-being of its employees and reaches beyond the company to help underserved women,” said Janelle Hail. “Through Otis Spunkmeyer’s assistance, NBCF has extended its outreach to women who desperately need mammograms but cannot afford them. We thank Otis Spunkmeyer for its generosity in helping others.”
The donation was made in conjunction with Otis Spunkmeyer’s “Pink Looks Good on You” promotion, which ran September 1-October 31, 2007, through National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During the promotion, operators could purchase the new Pink Cookie, a chocolate cookie made with pink candy-coated chocolate pieces, and request free promotional materials to drive cookie sales and show support for breast cancer awareness.
“Every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer–it affects each and every one of us; if not personally, then through our mothers, sisters, friends, and coworkers,” said Schiavo. “At Otis Spunkmeyer we are proud to support the fight against breast cancer through the “Pink Looks Good on You” promotion and our partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Together we are saving lives through increased awareness and free mammograms. It is a relationship that we hope to continue for years to come.”
Otis Spunkmeyer will again offer the “Pink Looks Good on You” promotion, featuring the Pink Cookie, September 1-October 31, 2008. The company has also pledged another $60,000 contribution in support of the 2008 promotion and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.