A local Dunkin’ Donuts has partnered with the Sydney & Alexandria Cohen Foundation to commemorate Prematurity Awareness Month in November.
As part of this charitable partnership, the Dunkin’ Donuts at 10019 Sunset Strip in Sunrise will be offering two custom donuts and mini containers of chocolate and glazed Munchkin’s© for the entire month of November 2011.
Exclusive to the Sunrise store, the Munchkin’s© will be sold eight for $1.00 in kiddie Coolatta© 9 oz. containers.
The store will also offer two custom donuts; the first being a yeast shell donut filled with jelly that will feature the charity’s logo with twin intertwined purple hearts. The other donut will be a yeast ring donut with vanilla and purple icing. Each signature donut will sell for $1.00.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of donuts and Munchkins© will benefit the Sydney & Alexandria Cohen Foundation, a nonprofit charity created by Plantation parents Jennifer and Brian Cohen after their twin daughters were born 10 weeks premature.
Sydney and Alexandria weighed 2 lbs. 14 oz and 3.3 oz at birth and spent five weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Memorial Hospital West (MHW) in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
The twins do not have any health complications from being born so early and are now healthy 8-year-olds who attend third grade at David Posnack Jewish Day School.
Jennifer and Brian Cohen have always been actively involved in charity. Giving back was something they wanted to do – something that would celebrate their healthy daughters. At at the same time, they wanted to help future premature babies have the best chance at a healthy life.
For the last several years, the Cohen’s have been raising money to buy and donate GE Omnibed Giraffe incubators to the Memorial Hospital West NICU.
The Giraffe is the most advanced and developmentally superior incubator available on the market. It combines design and state-of-the-art technology to create an unsurpassed healing environment for premature infants. It also allows for multiple procedures to be performed in the main isolate, eliminating the stress of moving critically ill infants from bed to bed. http://www.gehealthcare.com/usen/perinatal/docs/giraffeincubator_specs.pdf
“We could not think of a better way to show our extreme gratitude for our healthy daughters. These incubators will help thousands of premature babies year after year,” said Jennifer Cohen.
In addition to the month-long fundraiser, the Sunrise Dunkin’ Donuts location will hold a family fun day fundraiser on Sunday, December 4, 2011 from Noon until 4pm. For a donation of $10.00 per child, they will have an opportunity to decorate their own donuts using frosting, sprinkles and powdered sugar. Each parent will also receive a free cup of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to help The Sydney & Alexandria Cohen Foundation,” said Bob McElhenny, Director of Operations and co-franchisee owner for the Sunset Strip Dunkin’ Donuts location. “It’s great to support a charity knowing the funds will stay within our local community.”
“Munchkins are small, just like premature babies,” said Stanley Gordon, co-franchisee. “We thought this would be a fun and tasty way to support a local charity.”
ABOUT DUNKIN’ DONUTS:
Selling almost 2.5 million donuts a day and more than 1 billion cups of coffee a year, Dunkin’ Donuts is among the world’s most recognized brands and is the world’s leading baked goods and coffee chain.
The original Dunkin’ Donuts experience was a single cup of coffee with a donut. Today, Dunkin’ Donuts offers a wide range of coffee, coffee-related beverages, baked goods, and an expanding all-day Oven-Toasted menu.
The Sunrise location opened in October 2010. The newly built restaurant includes an exterior covered patio, free Wi-Fi, music, satellite TV, plenty of convenient parking and an easy access drive-thru for customer convenience.
The first of several locations to be developed and operated in South Florida by franchisees Stanley & Lenore Gordon and Director of Operations Robert McElhenny, it is open from 5am-10pm, seven days a week.
ABOUT THE SYDNEY & ALEXANDRIA COHEN FOUNDATION:
Founded in 2008, The Sydney & Alexandria Cohen Foundation, Inc. is a 501 c3 nonprofit charity committed to helping premature babies by donating life-saving medical equipment.
In 2007, Brian and Jennifer Cohen were recognized as one of “South Florida’s Finest Couples” by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In 2010, Jennifer was honored by the prestigious Weizmann Institute of Science as a “Woman of Vision” for her charitable efforts.
In May 2010, the entire Cohen family was recipients of the “Guardian Angel Award” from Healthy Mothers’ Healthy Babies of Broward County. In October 2011, Jennifer was selected by Ladies Home Journal Magazine as one of ten honorees in the OPI nationwide “Power of 10” contest.
For more information about The Sydney & Alexandria Cohen Foundation, please visit www.SACohenFoundation.org or call Jennifer Cohen at (954) 326-2067.
For more information about the Sunrise Dunkin’ Donuts, please contact Bob McElhenny at (954) 747-9570 or Bob@silverashmgmt.com.