For Immediate Release: February 7, 2011
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SAUCE GODDESS PRODUCTS TASTE GOOD, DO GOOD
San Diego, CA – Local business owner, Jennifer Reynolds, of Sauce Goddess Gourmet, LLC announces a program to give back to a cause that’s near and dear to her heart. As of February 1, 2011, Sauce Goddess is partnering with Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) to donate a portion of her company’s online sales to the organization. Now, Sauce Goddess customers can not only enjoy her award-winning spice rubs, sauces and salted caramel corn, they can also feel good knowing that part of their purchase will be contributed to the nonprofit whose mission it is “to fund scientific research that leads to more effective identification, treatment, and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer.”
Reynolds explains her reasons for wanting to collaborate with OCRF, “Ovarian cancer touched my life through my cousin’s death a few years ago. I’ve donated in small ways over the years with the Women’s Triathlon Series in my home town of San Diego. Now I want to do more. Through Sauce Goddess, I am challenging my online shoppers to raise as much as $50,000 (and I hope much more) this year for ovarian cancer research.”
She explains some of the details of the program – when shoppers make purchases on the Sauce Goddess website Sauce Goddess will donate $1 to fund ovarian cancer research. Shoppers will also be able to add their own donation ($5 at a time) and can earn a special Sauce Goddess teal blue t-shirt with a $20 tax deductible contribution.
OCRF holds a number of fundraising efforts throughout the year and across the country. Events include: the OCRF Ovarian Cancer Rides, Super Saturdays and an Evening of Laughter in Tribute to Madeline Kahn. Yet, the organization knows it faces an uphill battle in terms of public awareness and governmental funding. According to OCRF, ovarian cancer has a 46% five-year survival rate and receives only $8.8 million in research from the Department of Defense, while breast cancer has a five-year survival rate of 89% and receives 15 times that amount from the DOD.
Like her bold sauces and spice rubs, Reynolds approaches her charitable giving in an audacious way, “It’s interesting to me that just like with the cancer itself, the funding of ovarian cancer research is done more quietly than that for breast cancer research. It’s almost like the silent killer is also a silent fundraiser. So let’s make some noise and raise money so early detection is more readily available and we help women better understand this deadly cancer.”
ABOUT SAUCE GODDESS GOURMET, LLC: Sauce Goddess Gourmet is a privately owned company headquartered in San Diego, CA. Sauce Goddess is dedicated to providing all natural sauces, spices and gourmet snack products that can be used easily so people can create delicious meals for their friends and family. Many of Sauce Goddess products are based on secret family recipes. For information, recipe ideas, and ordering visit www.SauceGoddess.com.
ABOUT OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH FUND: Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose mission it is to “fund research to find a method of early detection and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer.” They help with patient understanding, treatment and outreach programs to raise public awareness. Visit their Web site at www.OCRF.org/donate for more information and to make a tax deductible donation (tax ID number 13-3806788).