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Cups4Cups hits home

Local java purveyors donate percentage of Saturday’s proceeds for detection/prevention


April 11, 2018

For many people, the day doesn’t technically start until the first, second or third cup of coffee. Whether it’s light roast or dark roast, black or with creamer or even a regular coffee or a latte with three shots of espresso, coffee has benefits for early birds hoping to get the worm. On April 14, coffee will have one more benefit within the state of Wyoming.

Cups4Cups, a program started by the Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative (WBCI), is aimed at highlighting 100 coffee shops within the state of Wyoming while also raising awareness for breast cancer. Coffee shops that participate are encouraged to “Pink Out” their business and donate either 10 percent of their proceeds or a minimum of $100 to the WBCI. Of the 100 shops that are being highlighted, two of them are located in Saratoga just down the street from each other.

Lollypops, owned by Bobby and Danyel Chitwood, and Sweet Marie’s Bakeshop, owned by Marie Christen, will both be selling coffee and raising funds on Saturday. For the Chitwoods, this is a cause that hits very close to home as Bobby Chitwood lost his mother to breast cancer several years before. Christen wanted to get involved because, in a community like Saratoga, it’s hard to find someone who hasn’t known someone affected by cancer.

The funds raised from Cups4Cups will go to uninsured and underinsured men and women in the state of Wyoming for early detection screening.

People out on Saturday are encouraged to stop into Lollypops or Sweet Marie’s and grab a cup of coffee.


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