Nuts About Granola® and Cancer Warrior have teamed up to launch Warrior Crunch in an effort to raise money for cancer research. Formulated with cancer patients in mind, this energy-packed snack is full of whole grains, almonds, anti-oxidant rich cherries and dark chocolate.
Sarah Lanphier, owner of Nuts About Granola, and Heather Barley, owner of Cancer Warrior recently discovered how much they had in common; professionally and personally. Both own businesses in York and Lancaster, both were featured in the Emmy® Gift Bags last September and both have a passion for helping others.
“No cancer patient wants to be known as “the guy or gal with cancer”. They are regular people who just want to be a regular person again. Enjoying the little things in life, like a delicious breakfast, makes all the difference” Says Heather Barely.
“I, like most people, know of a loved one who has been affected by cancer. Heather came to me with the idea of teaming up to make a co-branded granola to raise money for cancer research and I didn’t even let her finish her sentence before saying yes” Says Sarah Lanphier.
Warrior Crunch will debut at the Healthy Living Summit on August 19th in Philadelphia, PA; an event that brings the top healthy-living food bloggers together under one roof to network, learn and blog about all things fresh, fun and healthy. Susan, curator of “The Great Balancing Act”, was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma. The whole blogging community is coming together to support her on her road to recovery. All of the proceeds of Warrior Crunch from August 1st to October 31st will go to Susan.
Warrior Crunch will be available for sale at Nuts About Granola’s stands at the York Central Market and Lancaster Central Market, as well as on their website: www.NutsAboutGranola.com. Cancer Warrior will also sell it on their website: www.cancer-warrior.org and store HMB Designs on Prince St. in downtown Lancaster.
Nuts About Granola was created by a mother and daughter who shared a passion for cooking together. Gayle and Sarah’s love for the kitchen and a deep understanding of the importance of nutrition developed a treat to help them refuel during various athletic events. This snack, granola, was made fresh, using local ingredients from the Pennsylvania farm belt. As both a student at Elizabethtown College and captain of the school’s triathlon team, Sarah decided to package and sell their granola on campus as a team fundraiser. Sarah’s entrepreneurial spirit combined with the tremendous success of the “Original Trio” flavors (Plain Jane, Lovers Combo, and College Staple) during this fundraiser led Gayle and Sarah to begin taking steps toward building a legitimate business. Nuts About Granola, LLC was incorporated in the Spring of 2008 built on the foundation of providing the freshest products, from local ingredients, for all to enjoy.
About Cancer Warrior
Cancer-Warrior (www.Cancer-Warrior.org) was founded in July 2009 as a means to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Designer and Owner of Cancer-Warrior, Heather Barley, lives in York, PA and remains a committed advocate of cancer research and awareness. Heather formed “Angels Giving to Those in Need,” a non-profit organization aimed to support cancer patients; donates her time and resources to the York Habitat for Humanity Cancer Survivors Build and ROAR, an organization that focuses on ovarian cancer awareness; and sponsors and participates the in the annual York Cancer Patient Help Fund Bike Hike. For more information on Cancer-Warrior, please visit www.Cancer-Warrior.org, www.facebook.com/cancerwarrior or www.twitter.com/MyCancerWarrior.