A local start-up company donates portions of proceeds to cancer patients

"Don't Sweat It" is helping cancer patients, while keeping fast food cups dry.

Posted: Dec. 15, 2018 10:18 PM
Updated: Dec. 17, 2018 9:25 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- Lafayette start-up company, "Don't Sweat It" is helping cancer patients, while keeping your fast food cups dry.

The "Koozie" cup sleeve was designed to absorb the condensation that comes off plastic cups. Jake Westfall, co-creator of Don't Sweat It wanted the company to solve problems bigger than just a wet seat from a dripping fast food cup. The company is saving a dollar from every purchase to go towards helping cancer patients with expenses.

Every $2,500 made will go to a recipient of their choosing.

Koozie's have been on the market for nearly a month and a half and retail for $7.99.

Westfall said the company has already made more than $3,000.

He said it's important for him to use this brand to help others in need.

“You're gonna know somebody, maybe a family member, someone in your community, your church, your group, I mean, you never know. So if everybody would just give back and help, it would be a lot better for everybody,” said Westfall.

On Dec. 15, "Don't Sweat It" donated their first $2,500 to Wesley Corbin, a local Lafayette man who's been battling cancer since he was 13.

Corbin is grateful for the generosity of the new company. He said it will benefit the lives of many who are dealing with the expenses of cancer like he currently is.

“A startup company like Don't Sweat It is willing to just give some of their profits that they don't have a lot of to be able to still support a cause like mine and like other kids, other adults other people that are going through things... It's really special,” said Corbin.

You can pick up a Koozie at Phillips 66 Gas station on State Road 43 or on the official Koozie website here.

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