YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — There will be more than 230,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer across the United States this year. The need for information is growing and October has been designated Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
In response to the need, Panera Bread is raising awareness and money that will benefit a local breast care center.
The Pink Bagel Campaign kicked off Tuesday with all proceeds from bagels sold on Tuesday to benefit the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center in Youngstown and Joanie’s Promise. Ten percent of the proceeds will support the center throughout the rest of October.
“Every year it continues to grow. Last year, we sold 16,000 bagels in one day,” said Liz Fiorino with Panera Bread. “I think that’s just a testament to the generosity of this amazing community. The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center being such a worthy cause, a local cause, and we’re really helping real local women get the care they need.”
Youngstown State University’s Zeta Tau Alpha sorority is matching the proceeds raised and will present a check at its Pink Ribbon Cheer Classic on Oct. 27.