Panera Bread is joining the fight against breast cancer by baking its signature Pink Ribbon Bagels.
This October, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each Pink Ribbon Bagel sold in the participating Johnstown and Altoona, PA area Panera Bread bakery-cafes will be donated to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber. Additionally, on Friday, October 6th, 100 percent of the net proceeds from the sale of the Pink Ribbon Bagels will be donated to the organization.
“The Windber Healthcare Foundation is honored to continue our ongoing partnership with Panera Bread,” commented Kim Oleksa, Foundation Coordinator at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber. “Together we have raised more than $40,000 in the last eight years for the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center and our Pediatric Therapy department through Pink Ribbon Bagel sales and other campaigns. We thank everyone for their continued support.”
Shaped in the form of the iconic pink ribbon, Pink Ribbon Bagels feature cherry chips, dried cherries and cranberries, vanilla, honey, and brown sugar. They are baked fresh early each morning by Paner’s bakers at each bakery-cafe.
In addition to the Pink Ribbon Bagel sales, Panera Bread also supports Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber through donation collection canisters placed at the registers of the participating Johnstown and Altoona area bakery-cafes.
To learn more about the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber visit www.windbercare.org/jmbcc
About Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center
The Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC) opened in February 2002 offering comprehensive and personalized breast care in one convenient location. The JMBCC is exists to prevent and treat diseases of the breast and other conditions that can impact the lives of the women served. The tools and techniques used include digital mammography, ultrasound, breast biopsies, breast MRI, bone densitometry, genetic counseling, research studies, and a female breast surgeon on-site.
About Pan American Group
With 130 bakery cafes in Washington, California, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kansas, and Missouri, Pan American Group LLC is the second largest Panera Bread Bakery-Cafe franchisee in the US. PAG is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Flynn Restaurant Group LP along with Apple American Group LLC and Bell American Group LLC. Flynn Restaurant Group operates over 870 restaurants and directly employs 38,000 people in 28 states across the US. More information is available at http://www.panamericangroup.com.