Westport business plans to raise $5,000 to help breast cancer patients

A small business in Westport is making a big impact for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Organic Krush plans to give $5,000 to Pink Aid, a breast cancer organization, for the business’ one-year anniversary on Nov. 1.
Pink Aid's mission is to help underserved breast cancer patients with treatment and support in Connecticut and on Long Island.
Adam Ladd, the general manager at Organic Krush, says the store wants to create a heightened sense of awareness about breast cancer prevention and help get the word out.
When the store first opened a year ago, 10% of sales for two months went to Pink Aid.
Ladd knows firsthand the importance of community and support. His wife has been breast cancer-free for three weeks.
“Having had my personal experience as well, it's incredibly uplifting to be able to give back because of all the help and support that we received, now be able to do that as well. Phenomenal,” he says.
Westport’s Second Selectwoman Jennifer Tooker says she loves to see the creativity of local business owners and the community spirit.
"I'm incredibly proud of our Westport community and all they do to give back to Westport,” she says. “We have a lot of women— small or local business owners here in town, and that's why I think certainly Breast Cancer Awareness Month is even more important to this community, and so I love this."