Jamba Juice Company (NASDAQ: JMBA), a leading healthy, active lifestyle brand, today launched its "Sip for Hope" in-store donation campaign to help raise awareness for breast cancer and support National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.® (NBCF) during the month of October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The campaign is part of Jamba's "Team Up For a Healthy America™" program through which Jamba partners with consumers, community organizations, celebrities and other businesses to make a positive difference in our nation's health and wellness.
As a thank you for making a donation, store guests will receive a Sip for Hope donation pledge card to sign and put on display in the front lobby of their local Jamba Juice store, as well as a coupon sheet with four special offers for use on future visits. These coupon offers will be honored throughout the entire month of October.
"We are pleased to support NBCF for the third year consecutive year," said Julie S. Washington, senior vice president and chief brand and innovation officer, Jamba Juice Company. "Jamba is committed to building healthier communities, and as such, provides awareness and support to a special cause that affects not only those in the Jamba family, but also the greater communities we serve. We are exceptionally proud to roll out our Sip for Hope campaign during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in support of NBCF. Through the partnership and generosity of our customers, together we will raise awareness for breast cancer and aid in educating women on the importance of early detection to ultimately save lives."
According to the latest statistics, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. It is estimated that 220,000 women in the United Stateswill be diagnosed with breast cancer each year - and one fifth of those will die from the disease. In addition, an estimated 2,150 men will also be diagnosed with the disease. When breast cancer is detected early, and is in the localized stage, the five-year relative survival rate is 100%.
"Through its Sip for Hope campaign, Jamba Juice and their employees and customers are impacting the lives of women across America", said Janelle Hail, NBCF Co-Founder & CEO. "Their funds will help women now and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services."
Founded in 1991, NBCF is one of the most recognized and respected breast cancer charities in the world, offering free mammograms and breast cancer education to women in all fifty states. For more information about the disease, early detection, and ways you can help, please visit NBCF's website at www.nationalbreastcancer.org/.
About Jamba Juice Company
Founded in 1990, Jamba, Inc. is a leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you, specialty beverage and food offerings, which include great tasting, whole fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed juices and juice blends, hot teas, and a variety of food items including hot oatmeal, breakfast wraps, sandwiches, Artisan Flatbreads™, baked goods, and snacks. As of June 30, 2015, there were 807 Jamba® stores system-wide in the United States, of which 601 are franchise-operated stores, and 206 are Company-owned. Jamba is a proud sponsor of "Team Up for a Healthy America" in the fight against childhood obesity and encourages fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes, and other leaders committed to getting kids active and involved at www.myhealthpledge.com. Fans of Jamba Juice can find out more about Jamba Juice's locations as well as specific offerings and promotions by visiting the Jamba Juice website at www.JambaJuice.com or by contacting Jamba's Guest Services team at 1-866-4R-FRUIT (473- 7848).
About National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.® (NBCF)
Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, NBCF's mission is to help women now by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services. A recipient of Charity Navigator's highest 4-star rating for eleven years, NBCF provides women Help for Today…Hope for Tomorrow® through its National Mammography Program, Beyond The Shock®, Early Detection Plan, MyNBCFonline support community, and breast cancer research programs. For more information, please visit www.nbcf.org.