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Pink Ribbon Bagels return to Panera to benefit cancer research

The Pink Ribbon Bagel, shaped in the form of the iconic pink ribbon, features cherry chips, dried cherries and cranberries, vanilla, honey, and brown sugar said the bakery. (WSYX/WTTE)

Panera announced the annual month-long Pink Ribbon Bagel campaign has returned to Columbus locations.

All month long, portion of proceeds from the campaign donated to The James Cancer Hospital and Pink Ribbon Girls.

The Pink Ribbon Bagel, shaped in the form of the iconic pink ribbon, features cherry chips, dried cherries and cranberries, vanilla, honey, and brown sugar said the bakery.

Since the program’s inception in 2001, franchisee Covelli Enterprises has raised nearly $3 million to support breast cancer programs in the communities it serves.

“This campaign remains a top priority for our brand year-after-year, which is why we wanted to give our guests a new opportunity to donate this year in addition to our delicious bagels,” said Sam Covelli, Owner/Operator of Covelli Enterprises, the Ohio-based franchisee of Panera Bread. “The funds raised by the Pink Ribbon Bagel and the register round up are helping to save the lives of local women with breast cancer. There’s no better feeling than knowing you can help make difference.”

Covelli Enterprises said The Pink Ribbon Girls and The James provide care and treatments for local residents affected by women’s cancers.

"From providing meals, rides to treatment and house cleaning services by the Pink Ribbon Girls to the treatment and research done at the James, local women are receiving the care they deserve through donations like those raised by Panera Bread and Covelli Enterprises," said the company in a release.


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