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Duck Donuts in Upper St. Clair donates $3,300 to childhood cancer nonprofit

As part of the company’s Quack Gives Back campaign, the Duck Donuts store in Upper St. Clair recently donated $3,300 to Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program, a childhood cancer nonprofit organization.

Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program provides an educational program supporting children and families living with cancer. The program is centered around a 12-inch, stuffed animal duck used for medical play therapy, as well as a bilingual companion overview book, a printable activity book and an educational DVD that includes a cartoon about the program.

The $3,300 provided 110 Gabe’s Chemo Duck Programs for kids in UPMC’s Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

“Essentially it’s designed to reduce anxiety during a really stressful time in their lives and to have a companion that kind of goes through the chemotherapy process with them,” said Andy Jarusinsky, owner of the Duck Donuts in Upper St. Clair, which opened in June.

Jarusinsky and other representatives from the Upper St. Clair Duck Donuts visited Children’s Hospital on Nov. 29 to deliver the programs.


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