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Charity is such a huge part of my life. I try to give as often as I can. Breast cancer has touched me in very personal ways through close family members and also through friends and their family. When someone you know is diagnosed with breast cancer, it can be so hard on everyone around them. Not to take away from them of course but there’s also the caregivers. The people who no one really talks about. I wanted to share a movement with you today that is near and dear to my heart.
Amy Erickson, Caribou Coffee’s original Roastmaster, passed away from cancer in 1995. In memory of Amy, Caribou Coffee has supported those impacted by breast cancer for the past 21 years. Part of their effort is to recognize the caregiver as the often unsung hero in the cancer journey. This year, Caribou invites you to pay TRIBUTE and thank caregivers everywhere with a 25-30 second video as part of our community caregiver project. For every Tribute video submitted, Caribou will donate $5 to CancerCare. Use #CaribouTribute when you post your video to encourage others to submit!
QUESTIONS TO ANSWER IN YOUR VIDEO
- Help us thank and recognize caregivers everywhere. If you have a personal story, please feel free to share!
- Invite your friends and family to submit their own caregiving stories to support Caribou’s Tribute and CancerCare.
Tribute.co is an online web application that makes it easy to organize a group, collect videos, and create a beautiful collaborative video montage. For each video submitted on the #CaribouTribute page throughout October, Caribou will donate $5 to CancerCare as part of their overall $250,000 contribution to the national nonprofit organization. Caribou is also donating 10% of Amy’s Blend coffee and merchandise sales throughout the month of October.
Amy’s Blend coffee comes out every Fall in honor of Amy in two blends — the vibrant and sweet original blend and the fuller body Dark Roast.
If you need a bit more motivation to submit your own Tribute to Caregivers video, for each reader of Hairspray and Highheels who submits their video and lets me know, you’ll be entered to win a mug of your choice below & a bag of Amy’s Blend!
MUGS. All the mugs. I blame bloggers and instagram for this absolute obsession with mugs that I have come to love. So much so that I had to build something specifically for all of my coffee mugs. Because coffeee. It’s life. So I want to share some of my favorites with you that you must own. Right meow.