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DENVER – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Panera Bread will be raising awareness – and funds – by selling special pink ribbon-shaped bagels.
The bagels get their pink color from cherry chips, dried cherries and cranberries. They’re also made with vanilla, honey and brown sugar, according to Panera. Instead of the traditional circular shape, the bagels are a simple loop that evokes the pink ribbons that have come to symbolize breast cancer awareness.
Panera’s 38 Colorado locations will be donating 25 cents from the sale of each pink ribbon bagel to Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance, an organization that helps cancer patients with things like housing, transportation, and health care costs.
“We look forward to partnering with Panera Bread for their pink ribbon bagel fundraiser campaign every year because it not only raises awareness about the prevalence and impacts of this horrible disease, it financially helps individuals and their families who are affected by breast cancer,” said Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance Executive Director Grace Castellanos.
The pink ribbon bagels will be available all through the month of October.