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Coffee and a Smile! How a Simple Coffee Can Be Inspiring

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Can a trip to the coffee shop could be inspiring? At HooplaHa, we totally think so and that's why we are running on caffeine overload! We premiered a great video about a life-changing coffee run, and in fact, we are holding an exciting coffee event of our own!

Join the HooplaHa team and welcome our new Celebrity Ambassador Debbie Gibson for our first "Coffee and a Smile" meet up. Come on down to Funnel Mill Cafe in Santa Monica on Thursday, September 20th for a free cup of coffee and an opportunity to interact with some of your favorite HooplaHa stars. It'll also be a great chance to swap stories, make connections, and share smiles with fellow hooplaholics. Be sure to let us know you're coming on Facebook or Meetup or Eventbrite.

We'll bring the coffee, you bring the smiles! Click here for full details.

Now back to our new video -- 'Dan's Coffee Run' shares the touching story of a coffee meet up of a very different kind. This coffee run takes place every Thursday morning as Dan Dewey brings Starbucks and a lot of happiness and joy to patients and providers at a cancer treatment center. It's Dan's Coffee Run and it all started when Dan's own father was undergoing treatment for cancer:

"One day I went to get coffee for myself but then I felt kind of selfish there were all these people sitting there. So I got my father's wallet and asked around, 'Anyone else want coffee?' That's how it began," Dan said.

Dan recently turned 66 and lives on old family farm in Michigan on land that has been in his family for more than a hundred years. He is recently retired from a school district there where he was in charge of their Educational TV station for Comcast.

"Kids made the shows, I put them on TV. All G-rated Programming, and a very easy job," Dan said.

"I feel lucky to do coffee runs now, to two different hospitals. I've always felt I was too lucky by half! I hope to keep doing coffee runs as long as I am able."

For more information about Dan's Coffee Run, visit the website and Facebook page.