November 20, 2018
BOISE, Idaho (Nov. 20, 2018) – Dutch Bros locations in Boise, Garden City, Meridian, Nampa, Caldwell, Payette and Ontario donated $30,000 Friday, November 13 to #IAM149, an organization formed to grant “wishes” for patients battling pancreatic cancer and their families.
James “Chad” Register was a police officer who valiantly battled pancreatic cancer for 18 months. His badge number, “149,” has become synonymous with the courage, hope and determination he showed. Chad’s wife, Diana has been a regular customer at Dutch Bros Coffee, and posted her story of the love and support she received from an employee in her time of need to a well-publicized blog.
“We are so thankful that our community joined us in supporting this amazing organization,” said Jeff. “Their generosity shows how much love they have for Officer Register, his family, and the mission of #IAM149.”
Friday, November 13, $1 from every drink purchased was donated to #IAM149 and its mission of supporting families impacted by pancreatic cancer.
“We are honored to help this amazing organization fulfill its mission to assist people battling pancreatic cancer,” said Jeff Yarnall, owner of Dutch Bros Meridian. “We are moved by the dedication and love that #IAM149 shows to patients and families, and we want to support Officer Register’s wife, Diana, in any way we can.”
Idaho Governor, C.L. “Butch” Otter, along with the cities of Nampa, Caldwell and Meridian have officially proclaimed Friday, November 16 as “James Chad Register Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day” for the entire state of Idaho.