Vuka supports Cookies for Kids' Cancer fundraiser

Vuka supports Cookies for Kids' Cancer fundraiser

Vuka LLC has announced the selection of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer as the beneficiary of Vuka’s charitable giving program.

Vuka LLC (http://www.vuka.com) has announced the selection of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer (http://www.cookiesforkidscancer.org) as the beneficiary of Vuka’s charitable giving program. For each bottle of Vuka sold, the company will donate a portion of the proceeds to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, supporting their efforts to fund pediatric cancer research. Additionally, through Vuka’s Round-It-Up, Pay-It-Forward program, shoppers on the Vuka website are encouraged to round up to the nearest dollar, or add any additional amount, of which 100% of these proceeds are being paid forward to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is not about one child or one type of pediatric cancer. It is about changing the facts of pediatric cancer for the better, forever. Cancer claims the lives of more children annually than any other disease—more than asthma, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis & AIDS combined. And there has not been a new drug developed specifically for pediatric cancer treatment in nearly 20 years. The unfortunate reality is that progress has all but stalled and survival rates trail behind most adult cancers. Breast cancer, for example, now has survival rates over 90%. Pediatric cancer is in desperate need of funding for research into new and innovative treatments and inevitably a cure.

“We have been personal supporters of Cookies for Kids' Cancer for several years, and in honor of Liam Witt, who lost his battle to pediatric cancer this January, we have decided to dedicate our corporate giving activities to Cookies for Kids' Cancer. It's an amazing organization, based on such a simple strategy: that we can find a cure for kids' cancer one cookie at a time. Vuka is dedicated to doing all we can to help,” said Alexia Bregman, CEO of Vuka.

Vuka offers a line of four sparkling and juice-based energy drinks—Awaken, Think, Workout and Renew. Unlike many one-syrup-fits-all energy drinks, Vuka’s all-natural ingredients and nutritional supplements are specifically formulated to provide intelligent energy for the activities that fill your life. Vuka’s 16-ounce recyclable aluminum bottles are available at www.vuka.com, Whole Foods, Sunflower Markets, Safeway and other retailers across the country.

About Cookies for Kids’ Cancer

Cookies for Kids' Cancer is committed to raising funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancer. Through the concept of local bake sales, Cookies for Kids' Cancer provides the inspiration and support for individuals, communities and businesses to help fight pediatric cancer.

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is not about one child or one type of pediatric cancer. It is about improving the survival rates for all pediatric cancers. For more information about Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, please visit www.cookiesforkidscancer.org.

About Vuka

Vuka means "Wake up" in Zulu, an appropriate name for a company started by native South Africans. This husband-and-wife team decided to pool their experience in marketing and business to focus on building a brand, starting with a line of sophisticated energy drinks. The all-natural drinks—Awaken, Work Out, Think and Renew—are enhanced with vitamins and nutrients for these specific energy needs. Vuka is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. For more information about Vuka, please visit www.vuka.com.

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