October 01, 2013

Josh Early Candies Partners with the Women’s 5K Classic

by Josh Early Candies


Josh Early Candies Partners with the Women’s 5K Classic

It’s just about that time of year here in the Lehigh Valley, the time of year when more than 5,000 women in pink will take over the Little Lehigh Parkway in Allentown for the Women’s 5K Classic on Saturday, October 12. We at Josh Early Candies are honored to partner with the Women’s 5K Classic as the Expo Sponsor for the sixth consecutive year.

The overall mission of the Women’s 5K Classic is:

·  To promote fitness among women and invite women to participate in running and walking to enhance their physical, mental, and emotional well-being;

·  To support women with breast and female cancers and their families and to contribute to funding for related programs and research in the Lehigh Valley;

·  To educate women about cancer awareness, prevention, and treatment.

This year’s event will include the 5K Run, a 5K Competitive Walk as well as a 5K Walk in the Park. If you’re interested in participating, then sign up before registration closes on Friday, October 4.



Even if you’re unable to race in the Women’s 5K Classic on the 12th, you can still support their mission by purchasing our special-edition pink nonpareils (available in both Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate) through the entire month of October. Josh Early Candies started making pink nonpareils in 2004, and since 2005, we’ve been donating 100% of the proceeds to the Women’s 5K Classic. We call this our “Passing the Pink” campaign.



In other words, when you spend $13.75 on a 16-ounce cup of our pink nonpareils, we, in turn, donate the full $13.75 directly to the Women’s 5K Classic. Last year, as part of the race’s 20-year anniversary, Josh Early Candies set a very ambitious goal of raising $20,000. With the help of our customers, we met and exceeded our goal by over $3,000, raising a total of $23,681!

We’d love it if you “Passed the Pink” this October and help us in our partnership with the Women’s 5K Classic. We’ll begin selling our pink nonpareils today, October 1, and will continue to sell them in our stores and online through the end of the month. Let’s work together and pass last year’s total!