Hooters starts a two month fundraiser to help Bakersfield location manager pay for cancer treatment

Dollars for Deanna: help her beat cancer debt free

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - October is breast cancer awareness month, a cause that is very important to Hooters restaurants. This year, 6 restaurants, including the one here in Bakersfield, are doing a two month fundraiser to help one of their own battle the disease.  

The campaign is called Dollars for Deanna, in honor of the Bakersfield Hooters restaurant general manager Deanna Arellano. Arellano found out she had cancer earlier this year by a phone call from her doctor.

"He said, well you have ductal carcinoma and I said I don't understand what that means. And ductal carcinoma, he said is cancer," remembered Arellano.

To start the battle with her disease, Arellano was forced to take time off from working at Hooters, a company she has been working for since 2006. 

Hooters latest push to help Arellano starts on September 9th, and works by people buying pitchers of beer and adding a dollar to their drink price. At the end of October, Arellano will receive a check with all the collected profits from the campaign.

But more important than money, Arellano wants to make sure her story raises awareness, as she encourages women "to get it checked."

There are five participating California locations and one Hawaii location:

Hooters of Bakersfield
4208 Rosedale Hwy #100
Bakersfield, CA 93308
Hooters of Fresno
7735 N Blackstone Ave #115
Fresno, CA 93711
Hooters of Natomas
3541 Truxel Rd
Sacramento, CA 95834
Hooters of Rancho Cordova
10750 Olson Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-5601
Hooters of Sacramento
1785 Challenge Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
Hooters of Honolulu
1 Aloha Tower Dr #110
Honolulu, HI 96813
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