Panera Bread Helps Local Cancer Support Home

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KWNA) — During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, one local business offers a little something different on the menu.

Today at Panera Bread, bakers created their signature Pink Ribbon Bagel.

What’s unique about this isn’t the shape or taste of the pastry, it’s the lives it helps support.

25 cents from every sale goes to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and that money is then dispersed to various local Northwest Arkansas organizations. 

One in particular is the Washington Regional Cancer Support Home.

For over 20 years, its been helping cancer patients with things like medical assistance, financial assistance, overnight lodging and help getting screenings. 

Ryan Worley, the manager at Washington Regional Cancer Support Home, said, “No one can afford cancer, they think how can I afford to have that test done? How can I afford to pay my electric bill when I have to miss so much work because I don’t feel well? That person feels immediate support, they feel immediate advocacy when someones able to help meet that need.”

Panera Bread will help even more on Oct. 12 when 100 percent of its proceeds go to the Susan G. Komen foundation.
    

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