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PJ’s Coffee & Ochsner Launch Fundraising Campaign for Cancer Treatment

12:00 October 05, 2021
By: Re'gine Smith

The fall is already exuding the spirit of giving. A lot is going on in the city, and what it has to offer is sure to ease everyone's minds.

PJ's Coffee of New Orleans is partnering with Ochsner Health and Ochsner Cancer Institute's "All In Against Cancer" initiative to raise money for medical treatment and new cancer therapies and research this fall. PJ's Coffee customers from anywhere in the nation at participating locations can support the fight against cancer through October 31.

Aside from this initiative, October 1 marked the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. From now until the end of the month, you will most likely see many people wearing the color pink everywhere you go. Pink is worn to honor the survivors, remember those who have died from the disease, and support the progress made to defeat cancer.

"Ochsner Health's commitment to serving compassionately, healing the sick, and innovating with a multidisciplinary approach is vital to the greater Louisiana community and the Gulf South," Peter Boylan, president of Ballard Brands, said. "PJ's Coffee is proud to support that commitment by encouraging our customers to join us in going all in."

Patients have been cared for by the Ochsner Cancer Institute from every state and from 28 countries at its cancer centers located throughout the New Orleans region, St. Tammany Parish, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and North Louisiana. Ochsner serves more than 34,000 adult and pediatric cancer patients every year.

"From our early tumor detection programs to offering the largest clinical trials network in Louisiana, the Ochsner Cancer Institute is committed to providing high quality cancer treatment here at home in Louisiana. The lifesaving work we do each and every day is made possible thanks to the support from strong community advocates who are "all in against cancer" - just like Ochsner and just like PJ's Coffee," Brian Moore, MD, FACS, medical director at Ochsner Cancer Institute, said.

When PJ's Coffee customers checkout, they can donate $1, $3, or $5 to the All in Against Cancer campaign. There will be QR codes linked to the donation fund throughout the stores that guests can access with their mobile devices. Customers that donate have an opportunity to sign their name or write a personal note on multi-colored ribbons—the designs embody the different types of cancer.

During the month of October, PJ's will also have exciting new seasonal, tastebud-bursting beverages, including the Pumpkin Latte, Pumpkin Sweet Cold Foam, and S'mores Velvet Ice.

Visit Ochsner Health's Cancer Care and PJ's Coffee's websites for more information.

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