Dunkin’ announces a partnership with Waze to support the golden goal of raising up to $100,000 in September for the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation and send kids with cancer to 10 special camps across the country. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of kids affected by cancer and the need for children’s cancer treatment and care. The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation is the charitable organization powered by Dunkin’ and its franchisees, guests, vendor partners and employees.
Waze users are now able to download a Change Voice pack and receive navigation guidance from kids impacted by cancer. This marks the first time Waze is doing a Change Voice pack for a philanthropic cause and for every download of this special voice pack by Waze users, Dunkin’ will make a donation to the Joy in Childhood Foundation, up to $100,000. Additionally, in September all Dunkin’ locations will be represented on Waze with gold pins, as the color gold has been designated to show support for and raise awareness of childhood cancer since 1997.
“Every day, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer, and one in 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they turn 20. The goal of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is to drive awareness of this critical issue and to provide support to organizations dedicated to assisting young cancer patients and their families,” said Kari McHugh, Executive Director of the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation. “The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation is thankful to Waze for helping us raise awareness for this special month and for supporting our efforts to provide grants to camps dedicated to bringing joy to these young patients.”
“We’re excited that the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation is leveraging the Waze community to go gold with this important message,” said Emma Weisberg, Global Head of Waze Ads Marketing. “We hope the special Change Voice pack paired with gold Dunkin’ pins on the Waze map raises awareness around this campaign and the great work Dunkin’s Joy in Childhood Foundation is doing. Waze users can Drive with Joy and know they’re contributing to a good cause.”
With the mission to provide the simple joys of childhood to kids battling hunger or illness, the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation partners with food banks, children’s hospitals, and nonprofit organizations directly committed to serving kids when they need it most. In 2019 the Joy in Childhood Foundation will grant more than $5 million and has granted over $20 million since its inception. To learn more about the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, visit https://www.bringjoy.org/ or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JoyInChildhoodFoundation/.