TUCSON, AZ–(Marketwire – October 5, 2010) – Tucson-based restaurant chain eegee’s is proud to be partnering with Susan G. Komen For the Cure, Southern Arizona to promote breast cancer awareness month, by coloring their signature lemon flavored iced fruit drink the color pink, and donating a portion of the profits from each sale. The “Drink Pink” campaign will run throughout October, and will be available at all of the 21 Tucson locations, as well as their Casa Grande location.
President Tom O’Connor is proud and excited for the first year of this promotion. He says, “We’re very proud to be a part of the Tucson community, and for the opportunity to be able to support a non-profit partner like this to help educate our community and fight breast cancer in Arizona.”
“Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women age twenty to fifty-nine. Breast cancer accounts for one of every three cancer diagnoses in women in the United States,” states The Susan G. Komen For the Cure website. The proceeds from the sales of Drink Pink eegee’s, will help the foundation fund grants to local hospitals and organizations that provide education and screening for the underserved in the Tucson and Southern Arizona area. For more information on Susan G. Komen For the Cure Southern Arizona, visit http://www.komensaz.org/.
Tucson-based restaurant chain, eegee’s, makes and sells their signature frozen fruit drink in lemon, strawberry and pina colada flavors, and a unique “flavor of the month”. eegee’s also serves made-to-order sub sandwiches, salads, fries and more at all of the 22 locations in Tucson and Casa Grande. Ed Irving and Bob Greenberg who bought a used vending truck and sold their frozen lemon drink to students and community members. In 2006, eegee’s restaurants changed hands from Ed and Bob to the O’Connor family (CEO Foods, Inc.), with Tom O’Connor as president, continuing the family owned and operated tradition. eegee’s is committed to social and environmental involvement by donating time, food and money to local charities as well as instituting the recycling program “Recycling for People First!”. For more information, visit eegees.com.