Panera Bread, the makers of delicious bread items, such as; soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas and more, has announced that its Pink Ribbon Bagel will return to menus at participating bakery-café locations (including the one in Brooklyn at the Gateway Center) to raise awareness and funds for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Pink Ribbon Bagel is a cherryvanilla bagel featuring cherry chips, dried cherries and cranberries, vanilla, honey and brown sugar, and is a deliciously sweet way to donate to the cause. This like all other baked good is baked fresh every morning by Panera’s bakers.
During this month-long campaign, Panera Bread will donate a portion of the proceeds from its Pink Ribbon Bagel to MSK, whose mission is the progressive care, control, and cure of cancer and its allied diseases. Additionally, on Friday, October 7, Panera Bread will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from sales of its Pink Ribbon Bagel to the cause.
“We are pleased to announce the return of the Pink Ribbon Bagel campaign at Panera Bread,” said Greg George, vice president of operations for Doherty Enterprises, Inc., the Panera Bread franchisee for Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island. “Charitable giving is at the core of Panera Bread and we encourage our guests to support the fight against breast cancer in October. We look forward to partnering with Memorial Sloan Kettering to help raise money for their work to treat women and eradicate the disease.”
In an effort to build awareness and raise funds for breast cancer research, Panera Bread offers the opportunity for guests to pre-order Pink Ribbon Bagels. This allows Panera Bread to fulfill the demand for Pink Ribbon Bagels while maximizing the amount raised for organizations like Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
“The funds raised by Panera Bread and its customers will help us find new and better treatments for women and men, who are fighting breast cancer with tremendous courage and grace,” said Elizabeth Comen, MD, a medical oncologist within the Breast Medicine Service at MSK. “All of us at Memorial Sloan Kettering are grateful to have been selected as the beneficiary of this year’s Pink Ribbon Bagel Campaign. We look forward to repaying the kindness from customers with real progress against this disease.”
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