Panera Bread Goes Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

All during the month of October, an area restaurant chain is offering its customers in Johnstown and Altoona the chance to enjoy a special treat and help in the fight against breast cancer at the same time.

Panera Bread brought back its pink ribbon bagels for the month of in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

On Oct. 4, 100 percent of the proceeds on pink ribbon bagels sold went to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber.

But Panera took the donation a step further. From Oct. 5 to 31, the cafe will donate a portion of its proceeds for every pink ribbon bagel sold.

Emily Lutz, Panera’s marketing coordinator, said, “Everyone is usually touched by someone who has had breast cancer at some point in their life, so we’ve found all of our customers have really enjoyed supporting something, and it goes back to a local cause.”

This is the second year Panera stores in Johnstown and Altoona have been participating in the donations. Lutz said the company hopes to continue it in the future.