Munch on America’s favorite snack while supporting cancer research

Savvy Southerner

BATON ROUGE, La. (BR Proud) — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to give back to those affected by the disease, Cape Cod Potato Chips is bringing back their limited edition Pink Himalayan Salt & Red Wine Vinegar potato chips. 

This is the fourth consecutive year for the partnership, in an effort to raise awareness for breast cancer research.

2020 marks the fourth consecutive year that Cape Cod Potato Chips has partnered with the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to donate 5% of proceeds from the limited edition flavor to benefit cancer research.

6 Fun Facts about Potato Chips

  1. Potato chips are America’s favorite snack food.
  2. Barbeque chips were the first flavored potato chip.
  3. The first modern bag of potato chips were created in 1953. Prior to that, they were sold from wooden barrels or scooped from behind glass counters.
  4. Americans eat about 6.6 pounds per person of potato chips annually.
  5. In Britain, “chips” refers to fries and “crisps” refers to potato chips.
  6. Making 2,500 pounds of potato chips requires 10,000 pounds of potatoes.

About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Ever since Sidney Farber, MD, pioneered chemical therapies to treat children with leukemia in 1947, Dana-Farber has forged a groundbreaking path: 70+ years of research discovery and innovation have revolutionized cancer diagnosis and treatment, for the benefit of all our patients, adult and pediatric. The equal emphasis on patient care and research means that leading-edge research is informed by patient care – and patient care relies on leading-edge research.

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