Utz Quality Food, Inc. donates $50,000 to cancer charities

Published 10/15/2013


HANOVER, Pennsylvania – In its continuing effort to provide hope and passion about raising awareness of breast cancer and other female related cancers, Hanover-based snack food producer Utz Quality Foods, Inc. is donating a total of $50,000 to two renowned cancer charities.

The donation will benefit The Breast Cancer Charities of America, a national organization committed to eliminating breast cancer as a life-threatening illness, and Pink Out, Inc., a community charity that provides support and financial assistance to cancer patients.

Utz presented the donation to representatives of the two charities in a ceremony that was hosted October 9th at the Utz Factory Outlet in Hanover.

To help create meaningful gains in the fight against breast cancer, Utz, in May released a limited-edition bag of its popular regular potato chips, redesigned in support of breast cancer awareness. With the release of the limited-edition pink bag, Utz committed to donating a portion of the sales proceeds to the Pink Out Women’s Cancer Fund and the Breast Cancer Charities of America, so that the organizations could ensure that more financial resources are reaching women and families in need.

Thanks to an overwhelmingly positive response from Utz consumers, the company is able to make a significant contribution to the fight against breast cancer and other forms of cancer.

Among Utz’s many philanthropic and community efforts, the cause of fighting cancer and supporting women in treatment is particularly close to the hearts of Utz Chairman and CEO Mike Rice, and his wife, Jane, a breast cancer survivor since 1990. Recognizing the need for a local support effort for women facing breast cancer, Jane Rice became one of the founders of Pink Out, Inc., in 2007, and remains actively involved with the organization today.

“Now, more than ever, much-needed outreach is finding its way to families impacted by a breast cancer diagnosis,” Rice said. “But the work will not be finished until breast cancer is eradicated as a life-threatening illness. Utz is proud to support Pink Out, Inc., and the Breast Cancer Charities of America as we strive to make this goal a reality.”

“As all of us at Utz have witnessed the impact of breast cancer on our families, our employees, our community, and our country as a whole, we knew we wanted to offer a way for people to enjoy our products and provide funding to the worthwhile cause of supporting breast cancer patients and their loved ones,” said Dylan Lissette, President, COO. “Together, we can all make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.”

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