Guthrie today accepted a check from Dandy Mini Marts (DMM) for $21,707.80 which will support local women being treated at Guthrie who have breast cancer. The donation was raised in October from the annual “Dandy Pink Cups for the Cure” campaign and will be given to The Guthrie Clinic Breast Care Fund.
The Guthrie Clinic Breast Care Fund is used to help breast cancer patients receiving treatment at Guthrie with the cost of medication, post-surgical supplies, diagnostic testing, and other items not covered by insurance. Funding can also be used to help with transportation costs to and from appointments
Dr. Joseph Scopelliti, Guthrie CEO, said: "I am very pleased to accept these funds on behalf of Guthrie. This initiative encourages our local community to play an active role in breast cancer awareness, and these proceeds will help make a big difference in the lives of some of our patients who need it the most."
Randy Williams, DMM President said: “We are thrilled to provide $21,707.80 in charitable donations to such a worthy organization that serves local women with some of the basic necessities to aid in their fight against breast cancer. Dandy Mini Marts are committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work. We take great pride being able to support this local organization in their efforts to help those in need.”
The “Dandy Pink Cups for the Cure” campaign takes place every October to coincide with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The cups are available at all 66 Dandy locations across the Twin Tiers. During the month, Dandy donates a percentage from the purchase of each 20oz. coffee sold in a Pink Cup. Since its inception in 2011, Dandy Pink Cups have raised $52,470.20. Dandy Mini Marts selected Guthrie as the recipient of this year’s funds based on their dedication to assist patients and that the organization provides vital health care across the same communities that Dandy serves.
Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 290 physicians and 175 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 23 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Guthrie offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.
About Dandy Mini Marts
Dandy Mini Marts, Incorporated operate 69 locations in Northern Pennsylvania and Southern New York. Dandys are a full line convenient store with an excellent food service offering and a large selection of today’s fueling options, including compressed natural gas (CNG). Many locations are open 24 hours. Dandy Mini Marts are dedicated to ensure that each and every patron receives prompt, friendly and courteous service while providing quality products at a fair price in safe, clean and convenient locations. Dandy employees and management work hard to create positive attitudes, innovative approaches, continued growth and a pleasant work environment.
Nichole Cocco (Guthrie), Duane Phillips Jr., Randy Williams, Nancy Williams, Dr. Joseph Scopelliti, Dyson Williams, Kevin Heath