The Wawa Foundation Launches Breast Cancer Awareness Fund During October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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WAWA, PA — The Wawa Foundation announced the recent launch of its Breast Cancer Awareness Fund, formed to provide financial assistance to local nonprofits helping patients and families meet basic needs during active breast cancer treatment as well as to organizations advancing prevention methods or providing access, research, or treatment.

The Breast Cancer Awareness Fund is a Wawa Foundation key issue grant fund with $200,000 available to be distributed to selected nonprofits. The new fund marks the importance of Breast Cancer Awareness month this October and highlights The Wawa Foundation’s ongoing support of causes related to those impacted by breast cancer. Applications will be accepted from October 1 to October 31, with funding awarded and distributed on November 15.

“Breast cancer awareness and research has always been an important cause to Wawa associates and customers and The Wawa Foundation is glad to create a new, meaningful way to support nonprofits providing services and important research in this area,” said Jared Culotta, President of The Wawa Foundation. “Our foundation is always looking for ways to support issues impacting the communities that Wawa serves, and we look forward to furthering important work through this fund.”

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Call for Nonprofits to Apply

Interested non-profit organizations with the core purpose of helping patients and families meet basic needs during active breast cancer treatment and/or advancing prevention methods, or providing access, research or treatment related to breast cancer can apply at by clicking “Apply for Support” on the homepage. Next, nonprofits should click “Begin the Submission Process” and select “Financial Support.” As the final step, non-profits should include in their request that their submission is meant to support the BREAST CANCER AWARENESS FUND.

The Wawa Foundation is currently accepting applications from October 1 to October 31. The Wawa Foundation states its team will be reviewing requests the first two weeks of November, with approvals being communicated either through a call or via email. Submitting an application does not guarantee funding.

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For more information on The Wawa Foundation Breast Cancer Awareness Fund, and qualifications for nonprofits to apply, please visit The Wawa Foundation is committed to building and maintaining strong relationships with local communities and national partners, especially in times of need.

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