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Bagels, breasts and bakery activism

by Paul Bellini

On Tuesday, October 6, the Panera bakery-cafés will celebrate Panera Pink Day and donate 100% of all sales of Pink Ribbon Bagels to Rethink, an organization dedicated to fighting breast cancer.  

Shaped in the form of the iconic pink ribbon, the Pink Ribbon Bagel features cherry chips, dried cherries and cranberries, vanilla, honey and brown sugar. They are baked fresh each morning by Panera’s bakers at each bakery-café. Sounds delicious.
The Pink Ribbon Bagel concept began when Sue Stees, co-owner of 23 Panera Bread franchises and a breast cancer survivor, began searching for ways to help other women fighting the same disease. She sold 27,000 bagels in her bakery-cafés that first year and was awarded the “You Can Make a Difference Award” from Susan G Komen for the Cure.

So if you love breasts (and who doesn’t – even us gay guys can appreciate a nice rack), help out by eating a delicious Panera bagel on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

There are Panera bakeries across the GTA with one at 322 Yonge St. panerabread.com, ww5.komen.org 


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