Garrett Cares®

 

 

 

 

We handcraft small batches of gourmet popcorn that make a big impact through our Garrett Cares® programs. We support meaningful initiatives that help promote social justice, wellness, child and family services, education, and the arts in the communities we serve—one kernel at a time.

 

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Garrett Popcorn Shops® is donating $1 of every October Two for One purchase to organizations working to end breast cancer through research, prevention and treatment. Our team is passionately committed to giving back to the communities in which we serve, which is why each donation goes directly to an organization located in a city with a Shop.

We are donating up to $20,000 across six organizations in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, Washington D.C. and Las Vegas. Please see below for more details about all the events and organizations we are supporting this year. See Terms & Conditions.

 

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center: Breast Cancer Awareness Panel Discussion
Where:
Georgetown University; Washington, D.C.
When: October 1, 2019
The Nina Hyde Center for Breast Cancer Research promotes advanced breast cancer research at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Nina Hyde Center represents a long-standing, concerted, multidisciplinary strategy between Lombardi's basic scientists, population researchers, and clinicians. More than 50 Lombardi scientists and physicians study breast cancer, striving to oncover the biological basis of the many faces of breast cancer, and to work towards its prevention and cure, particularly in the Washington, DC-Baltimore, MD area. This October, we will be hosting a panel discussion with leading experts across the field to discuss breakthroughs in the fields of generic testing, clinical trials, surgery, and reconstruction.

Garrett will be participating in the Capital Breast Care Center event and providing a financial donation.

 

The Pink Fund – Dancing with The Survivors 2019
Where:
Southfield, MI
When: October 4, 2019
The Pink Fund provides 90-day non-medical cost-of-living expenses to breast cancer patients in active treatment* for breast cancer, so they can focus on healing, raising their families, and returning to the workplace.

Garrett will be participating Dancing with the Survivors and Bras for a Cause events and providing a financial donation to The Pink Fund.

*Active treatment is defined by The Pink Fund as the period after positive diagnosis of breast cancer has been made, you have received a treatment plan from your doctor and will be receiving chemotherapy, radiation or a surgical procedure. A surgical procedure is defined as a single or bi-lateral mastectomy, lumpectomy, axillary dissection or sentinel node biopsy. Reconstruction does not qualify as Active Treatment.

 

Gilda's Club Metro Detroit – 11th Anniversary Bras for a Cause Fashion Show
Where:
Royal Oak, MI
When: October 19, 2019
Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit ensures that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. The organization creates welcoming communities of free support for everyone living with cancer – men, women, teens and children – along with their families and friends.

Garrett will be participating Dancing with the Survivors and Bras for a Cause events and providing a financial donation to The Pink Fund.

 

Pink Cork Wine Tasting Silent Auction
Where:
Buckhead Club, Atlanta, Georgia
When: October 19, 2019
The Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition’s mission is: To educate local, state and national legislators and the public about all aspects of this devastating disease: the importance of early detection, lifestyle changes, treatment, and research; To advocate at the state and national levels for increased breast cancer research funding, health care reform and breast cancer legislation that will be of benefit to all; and To serve as Georgia’s VOICE to END Breast Cancer!

Garrett will be participating in the Pink Cork event and providing a financial donation.

 

Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation – Fall Benefit Luncheon
Where:
Chicago, IL
When: October 25, 2019
The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation is one of the nation’s leading breast cancer research and education charities. It was founded in 1985 in memory of Lynn Sage, a Chicago-area woman who endured a six-year struggle with breast cancer before she died at the age of 39. The foundation's mission is to support the understanding, research and treatment of breast cancer in partnership with Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.

Garrett will be participating in the Foundation Fall Benefit Luncheon and providing a financial donation.

 

Detroit Housing Commission - Pink Out 2019
Where:
D.H.C. EnVision Center, Detroit, MI
When: 11:00am- 3:00pm, Friday, October 25, 2019
Pink Out 2019 is part of the Detroit Housing Commission Resident Services Department by bringing awareness through educational programming, prevention, navigation to overcome barriers, and supportive resources to our public housing and low- income residents in the surrounding community. In addition to also celebrating current Breast Cancer fighters and survivors.

Garrett will be providing a donation.

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center
The mission of Moncrief Cancer Institute is to provide the foremost science, resources and programs to reduce the threat and impact of cancer for the most vulnerable of North Texas. The foundation supports the delivery of the best care through early detection and support, advancements in research and treatment of cancer in partnership with UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Garrett will be providing a financial donation.

 

ORION Cancer Foundation (part of Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation)
The O’Callaghan Resource Integrated Oncology Network (ORION) Grant Fund provides financial assistance to eligible individuals, living in Southern Nevada, unable to afford the basics of daily living while undergoing treatment for cancer. ORION also assists current breast cancer patients with household bills, as well as helping uninsured patients obtain screening mammograms.

ORION Cancer Foundation was established to help lessen the financial burden resulting from medical crisis by offering grant funding for essential needs and services.

Garrett will be providing a financial donation.

 

90TH BUD BILLIKEN PARADE

When: Saturday, August 10, 2019
Where: Bronzeville neighborhood, Chicago (starts on Martin Luther King Drive, ends in Washington Park). Broadcast on ABC7 Chicago.
The Bud Billiken Parade is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year and is now the largest African-American parade in the United States! Keep an eye out for the Garrett Popcorn float, and be sure to stop by our post-parade festival booth for samples of the original-Chicago style popcorn, Garrett Mix®. When two Chicago institutions come together, you know it’s going to be a celebration!

 

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES

The Garrett Team volunteered their time and talents to Ronald McDonald House in Chicago to curate, cook, and serve lunch to the families staying in the house.