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The Republic of Tea Donates Over $500,000 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation
Date:8/12/2014

NOVATO, CALIF. (PRWEB) August 12, 2014

The Republic of Tea, leading purveyor of premium teas, is thrilled to announce that it has surpassed the $500,000 donation mark to the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) with sales from its Blueberry Green Superfruit™ Tea. The Republic of Tea currently donates $1 from the sale of each full-size tin and $0.36 from the sale of each traveler’s tin directly to PCF. As of August 4, 2014, The Republic of Tea has donated $531,187.47 to the Foundation.

“The Republic of Tea is a role model for corporate stewardship,” comments Jonathan W. Simons, MD, president and CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation. “One of the major reasons we treasure this relationship is The Republic of Tea’s enduring support of young, innovative scientists.”

PCF is committed to accelerating ground-breaking research in prostate cancer. The Foundation has brought about many of the recent scientific advances in prostate cancer research leading to better therapies. The funds received from The Republic of Tea allow scientists to explore treatment methods to lengthen and save lives. PCF identifies and invests in the most promising research programs—projects that other organizations may deem “high-risk,” but offer the greatest reward in terms of improved detection, enhanced quality of life, and higher survival rates.

“With one out of every seven American men diagnosed with prostate cancer, we’re honored to help further the efforts of the leading Foundation in prostate cancer research,” says Ron Rubin, Minister of Tea. “It is our goal that our Blueberry Green Tea continues to encourage men and their families to sip for change and provide hope for healthier, longer lives.”

The Republic of Tea’s gluten-free, sugar- free Blueberry Green Tea offers the experience of freshly plucked green tea and juicy, succulent blueberries - the USDA Human Nutrition Center has ranked blueberries number one in antioxidant activity. The tea, which is an ideal way to help raise awareness for the Foundation (especially during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September), is available in select specialty food retailers throughout the U.S., online at http://www.republicoftea.com, via mail order catalog, and by calling 800.298.4TEA(832). For more information about The Republic of Tea’s partnership with PCF, please visit: http://the.republicoftea.com/about/good-will/prostate-cancer-foundation/.

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About the Prostate Cancer Foundation:
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world's leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating prostate cancer research. Founded in 1993, PCF has raised more than $575 million and provided funding to more than 2,000 research programs at nearly 200 cancer centers and universities in 18 countries and territories. PCF advocates for greater awareness of prostate cancer and more efficient investment of governmental research funds for transformational cancer research. Its efforts have helped produce a 20-fold increase in government funding for prostate cancer. More information about PCF can be found at http://www.pcf.org.

About The Republic of Tea:
The Republic of Tea enriches people’s lives through its premium teas, education and innovation, as it emphasizes a “Sip by Sip Rather Than Gulp by Gulp” lifestyle. Founded in 1992, The Republic of Tea sparked a specialty tea revolution. Today the brand offers an unequaled selection of the highest-quality teas, herbal blends, books and nature-inspired sip ware, available exclusively at specialty retailers throughout the U.S. Further, The Republic of Tea is mindful of how its actions impact the greater community and actively supports worthy organizations like Action Against Hunger, The Ethical Tea Partnership, The Prostate Cancer Foundation, Room to Read and The Whole Planet Foundation. Certifications include Demeter USA Certified Biodynamic, Fair Trade certification, Gluten-Free certification, Non-GMO Project verification, OU Kosher certification, Rainforest Alliance certification and USDA Organic certification. For more information, please visit http://www.REPUBLICofTEA.com or call 1.800.298.4832. Follow The Republic of Tea on Twitter at twitter.com/republicoftea and Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RepublicofTea.

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