Contact: Megan Forcey
Director of Advertising & E-commerce, Busy Bee
Phone: (352) 339-9721 | Megan.Forcey@BusyBee.rocks
Director of Communications, CureSearch for Children’s Cancer
Phone: (240) 235-2204 | email@example.com
Travel plaza purchases can help fund new, less-toxic treatment options for kids
Bethesda, MD – August 1, 2019 – Johnson & Johnson, Inc is proud to launch a partnership with CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, raising funds in 18 Busy Bee Travel Centers throughout Florida and Southern Georgia from August through October 2019. The award-winning travel plaza company will launch a multi-faceted promotion and invite customers to “round up” their gas, food and beverage purchases to donate to CureSearch.
“Busy Bee is thrilled to start our new philanthropic partnership with CureSearch. We look forward to growing this new relationship and believe that CureSearch provides a vital resource for children and families going through cancer,” said Busy Bee President Elizabeth Waring.
In addition to the “round up” promotion, Busy Bee will also feature two special beverage promotion days, with select product sales benefitting CureSearch’s mission to end children’s cancer. On August 9, proceeds from all coffee and small fountain drinks sales, including those sold at their franchised Burger King, Dunkin Donuts and Subway, will be donated to CureSearch. A second beverage promotion is planned for September 29, celebrating National Coffee Day and honoring Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Busy Bee and to have the opportunity to share our critical mission with their employees and customers. Cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease in children, and yet only four treatments have been developed specifically for kids since 1980,” said Tiffani Copeland, Vice President, Campaign Development & Communications. “The funds raised through this partnership will help to accelerate the development of new, better treatments for children, and we’re grateful for Busy Bee’s incredible support.”
Each day, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer. For those who survive, as many as 85% will develop one or more chronic health conditions as a result of toxic, outdated treatments. For more than 30 years, CureSearch has been a leader in field, funding innovative research and providing resources to families across the country.
About CureSearch for Children’s Cancer
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, a national nonprofit organization based in Bethesda, MD, works to end childhood cancer by driving targeted and innovative research with measurable results in an accelerated time frame. CureSearch focuses on advancing the strongest research out of the laboratory and into clinical trials and development, where better, less-toxic treatments can quickly help children.
About Busy Bee / Johnson & Johnson, Inc.
Johnson & Johnson, Inc. owns and operates convenience stores in Florida and Georgia under the trademark name Busy Bee. Johnson & Johnson, Inc. sells branded and un-branded fuel under the Shell, Marathon and Busy Bee names. In addition, Johnson & Johnson, Inc. is a franchisee of Burger King, Dunkin Donuts, Hardee’s and Subway.