SOURCE: Covelli Enterprises

Covelli Enterprises

October 01, 2014 08:28 ET

Panera Bread and Young Women's Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation Partner to Fight Breast Cancer This October Through the Sale of Pink Ribbon Bagels

Panera Bread's Pink Ribbon Bagel Campaign Has Helped Raise $150,000 for the Pittsburgh Area Through the Partnership With the Young Women's Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2014) - Panera Bread will raise money for Breast Cancer through sales of the Pink Ribbon Bagels during the month of October. The 30 Pittsburgh area Panera Bread bakery-cafes will donate a portion of the proceeds the entire month of October to The Young Women's Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation (YWBCAF) benefitting the Patient Navigator program at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

"The YWBCAF is thrilled to be partnering again this year with the Pittsburgh area Panera Bread cafes to make a difference in the community and spread the word that all women of all ages, including young women are affected by breast cancer," said Jen Kehm, Co-Founder, Young Women's Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation.

For the past six years, Panera has donated over $150,000 to the YWBCAF through the Pink Ribbon Bagel Campaign and the Operation Dough Nation program.

"Panera Bread is honored to have been able to have donated over $150,000 directly into the Pittsburgh market and support this cause. We thank our loyal customers for their support with this campaign, over the years, and helping Panera make a difference every October for Breast Cancer Awareness," said Sam Covelli, Owner Operator, Covelli Enterprises/Panera Bread.

Shaped in the form of the iconic pink ribbon, Pink Ribbon Bagels feature cherry chips, dried cherries and cranberries, vanilla, honey, and brown sugar, and are baked fresh early each morning by Panera's bakers at each bakery-café. This is the seventh year the Pittsburgh area Panera Bread bakery-cafes are supporting the patient navigator programs through the sale of the Pink Ribbon Bagels.

During the month of October the Young Women's Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation is the recipient of the Operation Dough Nation canisters in each of the Western Pennsylvania bakery-cafes. also.

More information on the campaign and preorder options can be found at

About Covelli Enterprises and Panera Bread
Covelli Enterprises operates more than 250 bakery-cafés in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Florida and Ontario, Canada. Covelli Enterprises is the nation's largest franchisee of Panera, LLC.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Bernadette Santucci
    Covelli Enterprises, LLC
    Panera Bread Franchisee