Panera would love your support in making two of their great local campaigns hugely successful- the Panerathon 5k to Fight Hunger and the Pink Ribbon Bagel Campaign.
Panera Bread will hold its fifth annual Panerathon 5K to Fight Hunger on Sunday, September 23rd. The event will take place at the Panera Bread in the Deerfield Towne Center (located at 5095 Deerfield Boulevard in Mason).
Races include a 5K walk/run starting at 9:00 a.m., as well as an eighth-mile Kohl’s Cares® Kids Fun Run at approximately 10:00 a.m. All proceeds benefit Shared Harvest Foodbank, in partnership with Mason Food Pantry.
Last year, approximately 300 runners participated in the Cincinnati Panerathon. This year’s event hopes to increase both in attendance and in participation by attracting approximately 750-or-more walkers and runners.
“Everyone knows someone – family, friends, neighbors – who have been affected by this struggling economy,” said Tina Osso, Executive Director of Shared Harvest Foodbank. “Every dollar raised at the 2012 Cincinnati Panerathon will help Shared Harvest Foodbank and the Mason Food Pantry provide meals for needy families right here at home, while also providing a fun-filled, family-friendly event for local residents. It just doesn’t get much better than that!”
Panerathon participants receive an event t-shirt, goody bag, and timing chip on race day. Panera Bread gift cards and Skechers athletic shoes are presented to the top overall male and female finishers in the 5K run and the walk. Medals are also presented for top finishers in the designated age categories for runners and walkers, as well as for all the children who participate in the free Kohl’s Cares® Kids Fun Run.
Participants and their families are invited to enjoy the post-race expo area that includes child-friendly activities, entertainment provided by Q102, giveaways by participating sponsors, and Panera’s complimentary freshly baked bagels, pastries and sandwiches.
To register for the Panerathon 5k to Fight Hunger, go to Panerathon.com
And on Monday, October 1, Panera Bread kicks off the 11th Annual Pink Ribbon Bagel campaign with “Pink Ribbon Bagel Day” to support the American Cancer Society of Southwest Ohio and breast cancer research as part of a month-long campaign. Panera will donate 100 percent of proceeds from its signature Pink Ribbon Bagel sold on Oct. 1 to the American Cancer Society as part of the company’s commitment to the Cincinnati community. For the remainder of October, Panera Bread will donate ten cents of the proceeds from each Pink Ribbon Bagel sold.
And now for our Giveaway:
We have a winner. Congrats to Annette! This contest is now closed.
To help raise awareness and excitement, we have a $25 gift card to Panera to give to one lucky reader!
Enter to Win:
Here’s how to enter:
Simply leave a comment (on this page – below) with the answer to this question:
What is your favorite thing to order at Panera?
We will choose one winner (at random using Random.org) on Friday, September 21, 2012. This particular prize is a $25 gift card to Panera.
Pesky details: We will email the winner at the email address provided. The winner will have 24 hours to get back to us to claim the prize. If we don’t hear back from the winner within 24 hours we will choose a new winner. The gift card will be mailed to the winner after the winner emails us back to claim his/her prize. No purchase is necessary.
In full disclosure, Panera did also supply us with the gift card to giveaway and one $25 gift card which will be given to one of our bloggers.