Panera Bread is inviting its customers to join in the fight against breast cancer simply by eating a bagel during the month of October. On Monday, Oct. 10, Panera Bread will be celebrating the “Power of Pink” by donating 100% of the proceeds from Pink Ribbon Bagels to the Central and Western Oklahoma Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Panera’s signature Pink Ribbon Bagels are being sold in the Oklahoma City market in all bakery-cafes October 1 – 15 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Panera Bread is proud to donate 50 cents from each Pink Ribbon Bagel sold to the Central and Western Oklahoma Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure during this time.
In order to increase sales on the “Power of Pink” day, Panera Bread will also be doing free deliveries of Pink Ribbon Bagels in the Oklahoma City metro area on Oct. 10. Delivery Forms can be found at www.komencentralwesternok.org. Pre-ordering is encouraged on this day to ensure Pink Ribbon Bagels will be available.
The Panera Pink Ribbon Bagel is baked fresh daily in the shape of a ribbon and features cherry chips, dried cherries and cranberries, vanilla, honey and brown sugar. The product follows the tradition of ‘thinking pink’ during the month of October in the quest to eradicate breast cancer disease. Tulsan, Sue Stees, one of Panera Bread’s first franchisees and a breast cancer survivor, developed the idea for the Pink Ribbon Bagel in 2001 as a way to support the cause. Since that time, the Pink Ribbon Bagel has become a national product supporting breast cancer organizations across the country.
“We are very proud of our Pink Ribbon Bagel promotion,” said Aubrey Iasiello, Market Relations Manager for Panera Bread. “We encourage our guests and our associates to support this promotion to help end the fight against breast cancer.”
The Central Oklahoma Affiliate of Komen for the Cure is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community by joining more than 1 million breast cancer survivors and activists around the globe as part of the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer.
Oklahoma City-area bakery-cafes are located at 3321 NW Expressway, 4401 W. Memorial, 6800 N. Western Ave., 10600 S. Penn, 2035 S. Meridian, and 7101 NW Expressway. Also in Norman at 2200 W. Main St., in Midwest City at 7199 SE 29th St. and at 1472 S. Bryant Ave. in Edmond, OK.