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Help us raise over $1 Million in the fight against Breast Cancer.
Stop in to your local Hooters restaurant and #giveaHoot this October. We are raising money for breast cancer research in honor of our own, Kelly Jo Dowd. Kelly Jo was a Hooters Girl and Hooters Calendar Cover Girl and worked her way up to General Manager when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her greatest wish was to get the word out, fight breast cancer, and most importantly find a cure. She spent the last years of her life educating the Hooters system about the importance of early detection and awareness, in hopes to prevent this disease from becoming terminal in the 1 in 8 Hooters Girls it could potentially affect.
4 Ways to Donate
1. Buy a Pink Bracelet
2. Buy a 2016 Hooters Calendar
3. Buy a Featured “Pink” Drink
4. Pink Up! Make a donation or round up your check
Hooters of America, LLC will donate all proceeds from pink bracelet sales, any extra in-person donations, $1.00 with certain pink beer pitcher purchases, and $1.00 with certain drink purchases made between 10/1/15 and 11/1/15, plus $1.00 from each 2016 calendar purchase made beginning 10/1/15, to support the fight against breast cancer through the Hooters Community Endowment Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”), a charitable organization, except in Massachusetts, where all donations from Massachusetts will be distributed to The V Foundation for Cancer Research (The “V Foundation”). Donations will also be accepted online at give.hooters.com between 10/1/15 and 11/1/15. The Fund will distribute all donations received from the promotion, net of fundraising, advertising and legal expenses, to charitable organizations engaged in the fight against breast cancer on or before 8/31/16. A minimum of 75% of net donations will go to The V Foundation for that purpose. See participating local Hooters or give.hooters.com for details. Hooters of America, LLC is licensed to use the Fund’s name and The V Foundation’s name and trademarks. The Fund and The V Foundation do not endorse products. Your purchase amount is not deductible for federal or state income tax purposes. Contact your state attorney general for more information.
This October, Hooters Restaurants across the country are going PINK to help raise money for the V Foundation for breast cancer research. The fund was started in honor of Kelly Jo, a former Hooters Girl, Calendar Cover Girl, and first female General Manager, who lost her life to this dreaded disease in 2007 after a valiant fight for five years. Throughout her struggle she was courageous and selfless, becoming an advocate for early detection, education, and fundraising. Her influence on our culture of service remains strong as ever. Since 2007, Hooters has raised over $2 million dollars going to breast cancer research.
This year remains no different and we are offering 4 ways you can help support our cause!
1. Buy a Pink Bracelet at your local Hooters.
2. Buy a 2015 Hooters Calendar, with $1 from each calendar going to the fund.
3. Buy an Orange Shorts Margarita, with $1 from each drink going to the fund.
4. Donate whatever you can!
Do something good while enjoying something great!
During the month of October, Hooters is showing our support for Finding a Cure. So Give a Hoot and show your support! Drink up our famous Orange Shorts Margarita: Jose Cuervo Tequila with Monin Candied Orange, topped with a lime wedge and we will donate a portion of proceeds to Breast Cancer Research. Not thirsty? You can still make any donation to the cause and receive a pink Hooters bracelet, while supplies last.
Give a hoot and show your support!
Stop in any Tampa Bay, Chicagoland, or NYC Hooters and you will be seeing PINK all over – our World Famous Hooters Girls are joining in by wearing pink with their uniforms and we will have touches of pink around the restaurant.
All contributions will go to fund the Kelly Jo Dowd grant, supporting breast cancer research through the V Foundation for Cancer Research. Kelly Jo was a Hooters girl, Calendar Girl and Palm Harbor Hooters General Manager who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002. She spent the last 5 years of her life battling this disease and became an advocate for early detection, education and fundraising within the Hooters organization. In her memory, Hooters established a $2 million dollar grant to help fight this awful disease.