Panera Goes Pink

September 21, 2018

Eating this Panera Bread® bagel isn’t just an annual treat—it’s a chance to help the fight against breast cancer.

It’s October, and you know what that means: cherry…vanilla…yumminess. Flavored with select ingredients including cherry chips, dried cherries, honey, vanilla, and brown sugar, the Cherry Vanilla Bagel is a seasonal staple made especially for autumn. And, at participating Panera cafes, its shape shifts into a ribbon in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Though you may have munched on many a Pink Ribbon Bagel, you may not know just how they help benefit the breast cancer cause. Panera Bread is celebrating 14 years of fighting breast cancer alongside Orlando Health by baking these bagels, and over the years has raised more than $332,000 for Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center.

The signature Pink Ribbon Bagels® are being sold at all of Panera Bread’s bakery-cafes in Central Florida, with a portion of the proceeds from each bagel sold to benefit Orlando Health UF Health 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.”

October 5th - 100 Percent Donation Day: While a portion of Pink Ribbon Bagel proceeds benefit Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center, Central Florida locations offer a 100 percent donation day on October 5, during which the entirety of that day’s sales of Pink Ribbon Bagels are donated to the Cancer Center. In an effort to build awareness and raise funds for breast cancer research, Panera offers the community the opportunity to pre-order Pink Ribbon Bagels throughout October and the 100 percent day. This option allows Panera to fulfill the demand for Pink Ribbon Bagels while maximizing the amount raised for the breast cancer partner.  Pre Order your Pink Ribbon Bagels online at www.paneraflorida.com.