Panera Bread will mark the 20th anniversary of its efforts to fight breast cancer with the reissue of its pink ribbon bagels, starting October 1 in all Panera Bread bakeries and cafes.
Panera celebrates 20 years of Pink Ribbon Bagels | To eat
This year’s Pink Ribbon Bagel fundraising efforts begin with a special launch event at 9 a.m. on Friday, October 1 at the Panera at 10752 S. Memorial Drive in The Vineyard on Memorial Mall. Bagels will be available throughout October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Throughout the month of October, 25 cents of each Pink Ribbon Bagel sold at Panera Bread Bakery Coffee Shops in the Tulsa area will be donated to Susan G. Komen Oklahoma to support her mission and programs. Additionally, on Friday October 15, Panera Bread will donate 100 percent of all Tulsa area Pink Ribbon Bagel sales to Susan G. Komen Oklahoma.
Designed by Sue Stees, a Tulsa Panera franchisee and breast cancer survivor, the bagels are shaped in the image of the pink ribbon that has become a breast cancer awareness icon, and are made with cherry chips, Dried cherries and cranberries, vanilla, honey and brown sugar.
Since its introduction in 2001, Panera has sold over 20 million Pink Ribbon Bagels, raising more than $ 4 million for breast cancer charities nationwide.
âPanera Bread in Oklahoma is honored to work alongside our customers to once again support Susan G. Komen Oklahoma in this annual October campaign,â said Brian Camey, president of local franchisee Panera Bread. âWe are proud to offer the Pink Ribbon Bagel as a way to help raise funds and raise awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “