Dutch Bros Roseville and local filmmaker aim to inspire biggest “pay it forward” event for young cancer patient
August 07, 2019
ROSEVILLE, Calif. (Aug. 5, 2019) – Tuesday, Aug. 6, the Dutch Bros located at 715 Sunrise Ave in Roseville aimed to pull off the largest “pay it forward” day ever in partnership with One List One Life, an online documentary series aimed at helping others. The series, originally following a young man's attempt to #LiveForAnother, coordinated the event to help a young stage 4 cancer patient cross an item off her bucket list.
“We are so inspired by the work done by One List One Life in helping make bucket list dreams possible for people impacted by cancer,” said Mattie Place, owner of Dutch Bros Roseville. “Our hope was to support Lexi in achieving her goal while inspiring our community to “pay it forward” and make someone else’s day.”
Tuesday, Sacramento filmmaker Dillon Hill and Dutch Bros Roseville surprised Lexi, a stage 4 cancer survivor with her dream of “paying for someone else’s meal.” As part of the video series, they hoped to inspire Sacramento locals with the opportunity to help bring joy to the people around them through a simple act of kindness. Lexi was surprised with the opportunity to buy another customer’s drink and successfully kicked off an epic “pay it forward” chain with nearly 1,700 pay it forward orders in 36 hours.
“When we first asked Lexi to make a bucket list, we were amazed by how much she cared about others, so we're super excited to be able to surprise her with this,” said Dillon Hill, director of the One List One Life series. “Her actual bucket list item is to pay for someone else’s meal, but when I’m planning these surprises for her, I try to make things as magical as possible so people can watch our videos and see how powerful it is to help someone else. Our goal was to create a week-long pay it forward chain to surprise Lexi.”