Spokane, WA (PRWEB) September 13, 2013
On Friday, Sept. 27, Spokane Dutch Bros. Coffee locations will offer all medium drinks for just $2 and will donate $1 from every drink sold to Kristie, a 21-year-old Spokane resident with breast cancer, and the American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest (ACCOIN).
Kristie Ryser was diagnosed with breast cancer on Apr. 10, just seven weeks before her wedding. She has been receiving chemotherapy treatments, with just two rounds remaining, and will also undergo a double mastectomy.
Two Dutch Bros. Spokane employees were bridesmaids in Kristie’s wedding. “Kristie is a dear friend to many of our employees,” said local owner-operator Kerry Parker.
“I cannot begin to explain how grateful and excited I am for September 27th with the Spokane Dutch Bros.!” Kristie posted on Facebook. “Thank you everyone for helping to spread the word!”
To follow Kristie’s journey, visit facebook.com/KristiesBattle, where she documents her experiences with chemotherapy and other aspects of battling breast cancer.
ACCOIN provides direct support for kids with cancer and their families through very practical and hands-on means. To learn more about ACCOIN, visit http://www.acco.org/inlandnw/Home.aspx.
Dutch Bros. Spokane is locally owned and operated by Kerry and Kevin Parker, who support various local causes, including Christmas Wish, the Spokane Neighborhood Action Program (SNAP), Spokane Guilds’ School & Neuromuscular Center, American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest and Second Harvest Food Bank.
There are five Spokane Dutch Bros. locations:
402 W. 2nd Ave., open 4:30am-11pm on Friday
1010 W. Francis, open 5am-11pm on Friday
1306 N. Division, open 5am-11pm on Friday
402 S. Freya, open 5am-11pm on Friday
8701 N. Division St., open 5am-11pm on Friday
Follow Dutch Bros. Spokane on Facebook at facebook.com/DutchBrosSpokaneWA.
About Dutch Bros. Spokane
Locally owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Kerry and Kevin Parker, the first Spokane Dutch Bros. opened on May 5, 2006.
Prior to Dutch Bros., Kerry and Kevin attended and fell in love at Whitworth University in Spokane.
Kevin says, “We knew we loved Spokane, and we were drawn to Dutch Bros.’ fun environment and high-energy employees.”
Today, Kerry and Kevin own five Spokane locations.
Kevin now teaches business at Whitworth, and they have three children: Emelia, 7, Eve, 4, and Ross, 3.
Dutch Bros. Spokane tries to make a difference with every cup of coffee. “Our baristas are so good at giving that personal touch and just loving the community,” says Kerry.
Dutch Bros. Spokane employs 50 full-time and part-time employees.