In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Raising Cane’s will donate $100,000 of Monday’s net proceeds to the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center, a world leader in cancer research, patient care and education. The brand encourages customers to stop by their local Raising Cane’s Oct. 2 to help support breast cancer research and awareness.
Raising Cane’s will make its donation in the name of 34-year-old breast cancer survivor, Kate Korson. The Philadelphia native, who was diagnosed with stage III triple-negative breast cancer just one week before her 34th birthday, began receiving treatment at the Abramson Cancer Center in January, the same treatment facility her mother was treated 17 years prior for rectal cancer.
Kate enrolled in the I-SPY2 clinical trial – a faster, less toxic treatment regimen that allowed her to receive a new type of therapy and proceed to surgery after only four infusions. The trial was overseen by Penn Medicine’s team of female physicians and nearly eliminated her cancer entirely. Kate now begins preventative care, which includes several weeks of radiation and chemotherapy.
“The Abramson Cancer Center is doing great work in preventative care, research and patient care for cancers of all types,” Raising Cane’s founder Todd Graves said in a news release. “In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re proud to celebrate and honor those currently battling breast cancer as well as survivors like Kate by supporting UPENN’s ongoing efforts in saving the lives of those fighting against breast cancer.”
To support Raising Cane’s donation efforts, Customers are encouraged to visit Raising Cane’s today during regular operational hours. The donation will be automatically applied to all orders and Customers do not need to mention the donation. To find a location nearest you, visit raisingcanes.com/locations.