Cookie dough with a life-saving purpose

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An entrepreneur from California struggled with addiction for part of her life.

Now she is using her edible cookie dough business to help people who are facing challenges with mental health and addiction. 

Kelsey Witherow, founder and CEO of Doughp, is starting the conversation on this topic that is very personal for her. 

“When I made the decision to get sober in 2015, my life totally changed,” Witherow said.

At the age of 15, she developed an unhealthy relationship with alcohol. 

Her new relationship is with cookie dough and life. 

“We have our ‘Doughp4Hope wall right here,” Witherow said. 

Witherow is teaching others with her ‘Doughp4Hope’ initiative just how ‘Doughp’ sobriety and mental health truly is. 

“100-percent of the proceeds from that Doughp4Hope flavor will go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention,” Witherow said. 

She also encourages more people to start talking about mental health and pledging to be better.

“Don’t be ashamed of who you are or what you’ve been through,” Witherow said. ” You’ll be an awesome friend when someone needs you and that you will reach out for help when you need some help.”

There is one store located in Las Vegas, and two in San Francisco at Fisherman’s Wharf and inside Oracle Park. 

Get yourself a ‘Doughp’ treat!

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