Monkey Dog hosts Cars & Coffee fundraiser

Photo Destiny De La Cruz, Clovis Roundup

October 7, 2023 – Monkey Dog Coffee hosted the Pharoahs Cars & Coffee meet up, which doubled as a fundraiser for 9 year-old Tristen Graham.

Monkey Dog Coffee was offering both their Halloween menu and their Autumn menu. The Halloween menu will be available during the month of October, while the Autumn menu will be featured through December. 

Photo from @monkeydogcoffee instagram

Their Halloween Specials include: Jack Skellington (Black pumpkin cold foam over a white chocolate mocha), Oogie Boogie Brew (Creme de menthe frappe topped with gummy worms), Vampire Bite (Strawberry frappe, with strawberry sauce, drizzled in the cup and topped with whip cream and gummy teeth), and The Trick or Treater (Salted caramel mocha topped with whipped cream and bits of m&m’s).

The Pharaohs Car Club of Clovis usually has their Cars & Coffee meets at Monkey Dog Coffee every Saturday from 8 am to 10am. The club was started in Modesto in 1948, and they have chapters across the country. For more information on future meets, visit their Facebook page.

The Cars & Coffee meet at Monkey Dog Coffee is not a Pharaohs only event, other car enthusiasts are welcome.

The purpose of the specific Cars & Coffee was to raise money for a local kid named Tristen Graham. The fundraiser flyer was as follows:

Tough Like Tristen

“In 2019, the Graham Family received the incredibly heartbreaking and devastating news that every parent fears; their sweet, fun loving, adventurous, four year old son Tristen was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at Valley Children’s Hospital in Fresno.

Tristen’s Leukemia went into remission in December of 2021.

On Monday April 3, 2023 the Grahams received more devastating news… Tristen’s cancer had come back, and he was immediately admitted back into Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera.

Tristen will be at Valley Children’s in Madera receiving treatment at Valley Children’s in Madera for the next 6 weeks and then transferred to Stanford to receive a bone marrow transplant. With such a recent diagnosis, this is all that we know at this time for his plan for treatment; we will update you with new information as that information comes in.”

Ways to Give

Go Fund Me – Tough Like Tristen

Venmo – @toughliketristen

Destiny De La Cruz is a budding journalist with a passion for photojournalism. As a Fresno State alumni, she earned a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication & Journalism, the Film & Media Arts option with a minor in Anthropology. She has an interest in all things film, food, literature & outdoors.