Whataburger joins DONNA Society of Caring

Olympian and “America’s Coach” Jeff Galloway officially kicked off training for the 13thAnnual National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer on Saturday, July 20 at DONNA Headquarters with hundreds of runners ready to run their first or best marathon. As new friendships formed among the sea of runners, alumni runners embraced ready to catch up with stories only told on the long run.

Also on hand to celebrate the day were Whataburger Field Brand Coordinator Ross Shackelford and Senior Area Manager Brian Squires revealing the final total from their May 2019 fundraising campaign. Whataburger locations in Jacksonville raised $17,000 and a check was presented to The DONNA Foundation Executive Director Amanda Napolitano.

“Whataburger has been dedicated to serving the communities where we do business for almost 70 years, and this is just one way of investing in the Jacksonville-area community. This past May, four participating Jacksonville-area Whataburger locations raised $17,000 for The DONNA Foundation. We are excited to help such an amazing cause that truly makes an impact here in Jacksonville,” said Shackelford.

Whataburger is a “Society of Caring” Community Partner for The DONNA Foundation. “The DONNA Foundation is a valuable part of our community, and we know families with loved ones dealing with breast cancer have been through a lot. We want to say thank you to The DONNA Foundation for allowing us to be a part of helping breast cancer patients get the best care they need,” continued Shackelford.

These funds will be applied to the Foundation’s annual “Together We Will” fundraising campaign, which aims to raise $500,000 to support programs with a vision to transform the experience for breast cancer families from one of fear and frustration, to one of love and support.

“The needs of The DONNA Foundation have expanded, and we know that with the help of organizations like Whataburger, we can achieve this monumental goal,” said Amanda Napolitano, Executive Director of The DONNA Foundation. “Together we can, and together we will!”

Jeff Galloway Training is the official training program for DONNA. It is never too late to join! For details and to register for training, visit https://breastcancermarathon.com/jeff-galloway-training-program/.