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Human Bean returns with 'Coffee for a Cure' on Friday

This is the 14th annual 'Coffee for a Cure' event, where all proceeds from the day go toward local breast cancer research and treatment programs.

Posted: Oct 17, 2019 11:31 AM
Updated: Oct 17, 2019 11:41 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. — For the fourteenth year in a row, Human Bean coffee stands will donate all of a day's sales toward local breast cancer research and treatment programs. This year's Coffee for a Cure takes place Friday, October 18.

At last year's event, Human Bean says that it raised $264,073.16 — bringing the 13-year total to more than $1.5 million.

The event includes each of the 93 Human Bean locations across 11 states, but the money raised stays in the local area. In Oregon, between the Providence Foundation and Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, the Human Bean says it has helped to fund more than 1750 mammograms since the program began.

“We are happy to say that since starting the donation day how our funds are used is beginning to change. More people are insured, getting early detection and surviving the disease. We now support patients with expenses while going through treatment. We also help with a lot more preventive scans for early detection and education,” said Jackie McGrath, Director of Marketing at The Human Bean.

Human Bean says that the Coffee for a Cure proceeds also go toward forms of follow-up care and ongoing patient support by partnering with those local foundations. They can then put the funds where patients need help most, particularly among the uninsured or under-insured.

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