Participating Voodoo Doughnut locations have teamed up with the National Brain Tumor Society in the month of October, donating a portion of the proceeds from every Mango Tango sold.
The Mango Tango is a raised yeast doughnut filled with mango jelly and topped with vanilla frosting and Tang dust. This sugary confection was created by Robin “Lobster” Ludwig, Voodoo’s former CEO, who in 2013, was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a very aggressive form of brain cancer. After a brave fight, Robin lost his battle in October 2015.
“Most of us have been effected by cancer in some way or another. Teaming up with an organization that hits so close to home reminds us of this scary impact. We hope to continue spreading awareness and funds in honor of Robin,” says Voodoo Doughnut co-founder, Tres Shannon.
“The National Brain Tumor Society is honored to partner with Voodoo Doughnut. The Mango Tango is not only raising crucial funds to support our mission of finding better treatments and, one day, a cure for brain tumors, but it’s also raising invaluable awareness. With no known prevention or early detection methods, few available treatments, and no existing cure, as a community we can’t afford to not take action,” says Lauren Gainor with the National Brain Tumor Society.
To make a direct donation to this cause, follow the link: https://nbtsevents.braintumor.org/campaign/2018-mango-tango-for-a-cure/
VOODOO DOUGHNUT is the confectionary iconoclast and foodie-culture provocateur doughnut shop that conjured unforgettable classics like the Bacon Maple Bar, the Memphis Mafia, and the Portland Cream. Founded in 2003 by Cat Daddy & Tres, Voodoo Doughnut is home to an expanding cadre of all-types; weirdos, artists & musicians galore. These doughnuteers are instrumental in carrying out the company’s mission: making unforgettable and innovative treats, while creating essential jobs and a fun place to work.
THE NATIONAL BRAIN TUMOR SOCIETY is fiercely committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain tumor today and anyone who will be diagnosed tomorrow. This means effecting change in the system at all levels. Together, we are more powerful than brain tumors. Arm yourself with facts about symptoms, treatments, and clinical trials, and access helpful resources and tools for patients and caregivers.