Starting Today Krispy Kreme and NASCAR Driver Kyle Petty are Raising Funds to Send Chronically Ill Kids to Camp

The general consensus on doughnuts is to stay away. Seriously, how many fat cop and doughnut jokes go hand in hand?

While your doctor and dietician might warn to to keep your hands off those perfectly sweet and fluffy Krispy Kremes, right now you have the perfect excuse to eat up.

Starting today, Kripsy Kreme is teaming up with NASCAR driver Kyle Petty and the Victory Junction Camp for the fifth annual Drive for 45 Campaign, a program to brighten the lives of chronically ill children. Details after the jump.

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Until May 19, the doughnut chain will be giving customers the opportunity to send a chronically ill child to camp for a week. Victory Junction serves kids with serious diseases such as autism, cancer, craniofacial anomalies, diabetes, spina bifida, sickle cell, hemophilia, and more. Since opening in 2004, the camp has improved the lives of over 14,000 children.

The $2,500 cost of sending each child to camp is funded solely by donors.

To support the camp, Kripsy Kreme is giving customers easy options for donations. For $1, $2, $5, or $45 donation at check-out customers can receive a paper Drive for 45 certificate to show support. In addition, customers can opt to round-up to the nearest dollar to donate the difference.

Trying to stick to your diet? All Kirspy Kreme locations are also Drive for 45 tire banks and will accept drop-off donations.

For more information about Drive for 45, visit krispykreme.com/about-us/drive-for-45.

To learn about the efforts of Victory Junction, visit victoryjunction.org.

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