Tazzy Candy, a women-owned, better-for-you candy company, has launched its new “Do Good” Acai Berry Lollipops. The “Do Good” pops were created in a partnership between two friends, Jacquie and Kerry, diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer in 2020 and METAvivor, a non-profit organization dedicated to Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) research, support and awareness. Tazzy Candy will also be donating 10 percent of the net proceeds of each “Do Good” purchase to METAvivor to help spread awareness and raise funds for MBC research year-round.
METAvivor Executive Director Sonya Negley said, “roughly 4 percent of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients are Stage IV at initial diagnosis and an additional 30 percent of people who are diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer will eventually metastasize. Yet less than 5 percent of funds raised for breast cancer research are focused on research for the already metastasized patient. MBC is the only breast cancer that is terminal.”
100 percent of donations to METAvivor are used to fund research for MBC. The organization’s primary goal is to shift MBC from a terminal disease to a chronic condition with a decent quality of life. “Jacquie and Kerry are absolute warriors; going through treatment, working full-time jobs, while fundraising for and building awareness of MBC alongside their families, ‘ said Delia Hughes, co-founder of Tazzy Candy. “We were so inspired by their stories, vibrant spirit and dedication to raising awareness that we wanted to get involved. To learn more about Jacquie and Kerry’s story or to get involved, visit Jacquie and Kerry’s METAvivor fundraising page here.”
Tazzy Candy’s full-line of lollipops has no sugar and is made exclusively with natural flavors and colors from real fruit and vegetable juice. They are vegan, gluten-free, kosher and only 12.5 calories per pop. The “Do Good” pops carry a rich berry flavor with bright sweetness.
“What makes these pops even more special is that the personas showcased on the front of each bag were created specifically for Jacquie and Kerry to highlight their personalities and passions,” said Lindsay Simon, co-founder of Tazzy Candy. “We even had the two go through a fun and rigorous lollipop taste test to choose the flavor of the product, Acai Berry.”