On Friday, October 5, 33 participating Panera bakery-cafes in the Orlando area will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from each Pink Ribbon Bagel sold to Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center. Additionally, 25 cents from every Pink Ribbon Bagel sold and all proceeds collected in the Operation Dough-Nation Community Breadboxes throughout the month of October, will also benefit the Cancer Center.
“Panera, the Covelli family and Orlando Health Foundation Board member, Annette and husband, Gavin Ford have generously supported Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center through their Pink Ribbon Bagel campaign since 2004,” said Janet Morrow, Orlando Health Foundation Senior Vice President. “We are so grateful for their efforts over the years to raise significant funds to benefit our breast cancer program.”
Shaped in the form of the iconic pink ribbon, the Pink Ribbon Bagel features cherry chips, dried cherries, cranberries, vanilla, honey and brown sugar, and is baked fresh every morning by Panera’s bakers at every bakery-café. Place pre-orders for Panera Goes Pink day on October 5 at www.paneraflorida.com. Simply click on the link, select your participating bakery-café with a pickup time and Panera will have your Pink Ribbon Bagel order ready to go on Oct. 5th.
Since 2004, Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center has been the recipient of the Panera Goes Pink campaign. Locally, Panera Bread has donated over $332,000.00 to the Cancer Center through Panera Goes Pink and the Operation Dough-Nation Community Breadboxes™.
“We are excited to team up with Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center again this year to raise awareness and money for breast cancer preventative resources,” says Moriah Overcash, Director of Marketing for Covelli Family Limited Partnership, a franchisee of Panera, LLC. “We encourage the Orlando community to join in our efforts by purchasing a Pink Ribbon Bagel on October 5”
Nationwide, over the course of 17 years, Panera has sold over 17 million bagels and donated over $3 million to breast cancer organizations across the country.