Panera Bread Goes Pink

This past Friday, Oct. 4, 35 participating Panera bakery-cafes in the Orlando area donated 100 percent of the proceeds from each Pink Ribbon Bagel sold to Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center.  Additionally, .25¢ from every Pink Ribbon Bagel sold and all proceeds collected in the Operation Dough-Nation Community Breadboxes throughout the month of October will benefit the Cancer Center.

100% of proceeds from each Pink Ribbon Bagel sold in participating Central Florida bakery-cafes will 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.”

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.  Bagels are available to pre-order online at www.paneraflorida.com for pick-up at a convenient location of your choice. Simply click on the link, select your participating bakery-cafe with a pickup time and Panera will have your Pink Ribbon Bagel order ready to go on Oct. 4.

Since 2004, Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center has been the recipient of the Panera Goes Pink campaign.  Locally, Panera Bread has donated over $345,000 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 funds and awareness for breast cancer preventative resources,” said Kevin Ricci, owner of Covelli Family Limited Partnership, a franchisee of Panera, LLC. “Visiting our bakery-cafes on Friday, Oct. 4 to purchase a Pink Ribbon Bagel is an impactful way that our Central Florida community can get involved in a great cause.”  

Nationwide, over the course of 18 years, Panera has sold over 17 million bagels and donated over $3 million to breast cancer organizations across the country.

Visit www.paneraflorida.com and www.orlandohealthcancer.com to learn more about the organizations.