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Panera Cafes to Donate to N. Westchester Hosp. Foundation

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During the month of February, Panera Bread Cafes in Bedford Hills and Yorktown Heights will be raising money to contribute to the Northern Westchester Hospital Foundation to support its drive for free mammograms for the uninsured. This donation will assist individuals who do not have the funds or insurance needed to diagnose breast cancer, which is curable in its early stages. Funds raised from the Bedford Hills and Yorktown Heights café campaigns will go to support funding of mammograms at The Breast Institute of Northern Westchester Hospital.

For the month of February, the Bedford Hills and Yorktown Heights cafes will donate 5 percent of café sales from each Sunday and 15 percent of all catering orders placed when the person ordering asks to donate to this cause. These two cafes will also be collecting cash donations from the public at their ordering stations. All public donations collected will be donated directly to the Northern Westchester Hospital Foundation.

Panera Bread recently donated a check in the amount of $1,853 to the Northern Westchester Hospital.  The donated amount was raised during Panera Bread’s Pink Ribbon Bagel campaign run annually in October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, where a portion of the proceeds from each signature Pink Ribbon Bagel sold goes toward supporting the fight against breast cancer throughout the country, including The Breast Institute at Northern Westchester Hospital and the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign run by the American Cancer Society in Westchester.

“Panera Bread is pleased to be raising money and awareness for Northern Westchester Hospital and is hopeful it will help those whose lives are touched by breast cancer,” states Tony Diaz, operations partner for Take Home The Bread. “We included The Breast Institute in our giving this year because of the wonderful care provided to one of our employees, Sabina Gagliano. Sabina is being treated at the Northern Westchester Hospital and can attest to the wonderful job they are doing to diagnose and treat this disease.”

The Breast Institute at Northern Westchester Hospital is comprised of a specialized team of professionals who are dedicated to diagnosing, treating, and managing breast cancer, including experts in oncological breast surgery, reconstructive plastic surgeons, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, pathology, and nursing. Together with other specially-trained professionals, the team approach to treating breast cancer provides patients with the type of services needed to confront the disease, as well as support and nurture patients through the physical, emotional and social effects of cancer. To learn more about The Breast Institute at Northern Westchester Hospital, visit

For the past 14 years, Panera Bread has helped many charitable organizations through Operation Dough-Nation®, a program that allows Panera Bread and its customers to aid local charities.  Cash donations made by customers in the Community Breadbox cash boxes at the registers are distributed annually to local charities. Panera also donates unsold bread to local area hunger relief agencies. For more information on Panera Bread, contact BBG&G Advertising & PR at 845-695-1880.

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