In honor of National Brain Tumor Awareness Month, the local Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees have stepped up to the plate to help Charlotte’s favorite “Coach,” child cancer survivor, Braylon Beam.
Beam is in full swing to raise money for his newly formed Bring It 4 Braylon Foundation.
Dunkin’ Donuts will donate 50 cents for each Dunkin’ Donuts limited-edition, Braylon-inspired donut sold May 7-20.
The ring donut, which has white icing with blue-icing drizzle, was specially designed for the Charlotte metro restaurants only.
“We are so honored that the local franchisees chose our foundation, and are giving back to the community in such a big way,” states Jesse Beam, Braylon’s father. “By meeting so many of the Dunkin’ Donuts owners and employees in person, we’ve been reminded that they are a member of the community just like us; it’s a great example of neighbors helping one another. We’re hoping everyone can take a simple step to enjoy a donut in support of those many Charlotte families who have a child battling cancer.”
More than 28,000 children (0-14 years of age) are estimated to be living with a brain tumor in the U.S. The mission of the Bring It 4 Braylon Foundation is to help alleviate the burden associated with pediatric cancer by providing comprehensive support to families and individuals in the Charlotte area who are fighting the disease. Donations help the Foundation provide gas cards, groceries, trips and other gifts to families.