Snowflakes, one of our white teas, is especially effective in warding off diseases like cancer because of its high concentration of EGCG antioxidants.
Boulder, CO (Vocus) November 24, 2010
November 2010 marks the most generous month for The Tea Spot in the history of the 10% Pledge for Cancer Wellness. Continuing their promise to donate 10% of every sale in-kind, both gift bags and gift sets consisting of loose leaf tea and Steepware®, were received by organizations, hospitals, and foundations throughout the nation. The Tea Spot’s contributions were supportive of cancer and community wellness programs on national and local levels.
Cancer survivors along with their families and friends felt that support on November 6th, 2010, in Summit Cancer Solutions’ 5K run. The Summit’s 3rd annual 5K run took place in Downtown Denver. Fellow sponsors included Dick’s Sporting Goods, Einstein’s Bros. Bagels and The Bank of Denver. Over 300 gift bags were enthusiastically received by the race participants and cancer survivors. Each received a tin of Snowflakes loose white tea and the award winning Tuffy Tea Steeper to assist in their relaxation and rejuvenation after the race. The Tea Spot’s CEO, Maria Uspenski, explained “Snowflakes, one of our white teas, is especially effective in warding off diseases like cancer because of its high concentration of EGCG antioxidants.” Summit Cancer Solutions’ appreciative Executive Director, Therese Thompson, expressed that the organization was “very grateful for the generous donation of tea and Tuffys by The Tea Spot to the goody bags received by all participants in our 5K. The Tea Spot bags were beautiful!”
The following week, on November 12th, 2010 in New York City, The Tea Spot made another contribution, this time to the SASS Foundation for Medical Research Inc. SASS hosted their Annual Gala Dinner Dance at the Pierre Hotel to honor outstanding individuals. The Tea Spot’s Signature Tea Collection, valued at over $200, was placed in the silent auction to support one of the evening’s tributes, Sean Swarner, of Cancer Climber Association, for his incredible triumphs during and after two recoveries from cancer. Proceeds from the auction went to cancer research, patient education and patient care.
During Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, 2010, The Tea Spot’s “Steep it Pink” gift sets spawned matching contributions by The Tea Spot to Boulder Community Hospital’s breast cancer support groups. For every “Steep it Pink” gift set purchased in October, 2010, The Tea Spot matched that and donated to women on the road to recovery. The Tea Spot is making their matching donations to Boulder Community Hospital (BCH) this month.
All gifts were in support of The Tea Spot’s 10% Pledge, giving 10% of every sale as in-kind donations to cancer and community wellness programs. Active participation toward this pledge fuels the company's passion of maintaining the on-going wellness of cancer survivors and facilitating healthy habits to decrease cancer risks.
About The Tea Spot, Inc The Tea Spot is a certified woman-owned and operated business producing proprietary products for loose-leaf tea. Patented tea serving and steeping products are marketed under the Steepware® trademark. They also offer a line of exclusive, organic, and Fair-Trade Certified™ leaf teas. Based in Boulder, Colorado, the company was founded in 2004 by Maria Uspenski, a cancer survivor drawn to the health benefits of leaf tea during her recovery. She set forth to modernize the loose-leaf tea experience, making it an everyday luxury. Her message is simple and powerful: tea in its freshest form renders incredible flavor, unmatched health benefits, and is eco-friendly. The company ensures that its products uphold clean, sustainable and fair manufacturing standards. The Tea Spot’s model of social entrepreneurship incorporates a culture of giving as it grows: Ten percent of every sale made is donated in-kind to cancer and community wellness programs. More at theteaspot.com or media(at)theteaspot(dot)com.