Cincinnatians are Prettier in Pink!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and local businesses are doing their part to raise both awareness and funds for the cause.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pink Ribbon Girls and Klosterman Bread– Ohio based company that is the largest family owned bakeries in the Midwest is selling loaves of bread in pink wrappers. The Pink Ribbon Girls is a non-profit who has a mission to provide personalized support to young women throughout all phases of the breast cancer journey. They are hoping to donate up to $10,000 from the sales of bread to then donate to the Pink Ribbon Girls.

The Klosterman Baking Company, a family-owned bakery headquartered in Cincinnati, is launching its second campaign with Pink Loaves benefiting The Pink Ribbon Girls, on September 16.  In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Klosterman Baking Company’s Pink Loaf campaign will donate a portion of the proceeds from the Pink Loaves sold throughout the six week campaign to the Pink Ribbon Girls. Consumers can show their support by purchasing specially marked Pink Loaves in local grocery aisles where participating items are sold.

With the proceeds raised from the Klosterman Bread Pink Loaf Campaign, the Pink Ribbon Girls aim to launch new educational and support efforts to expand young women’s knowledge on Breast Cancer. For women in the United States, death rates from breast cancer are higher than any other cancer and one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. These women are mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts and grandmothers that are touched by this disease every day. Through the campaign, Klosterman will donate up to $10,000 to the Pink Ribbon Girls, an outreach mission that provides breast cancer awareness to young women.

“It is great to see companies such as Klosterman Baking Company get involved with important causes and we are thrilled to partner with them for the Pink Ribbon Loaves donation campaign,” shared Tracie Metzger, Founder/ Director of Development of the Pink Ribbon Girls.  “Support like this is vital to expanding our efforts and reaching the younger community of women that need education on Breast Cancer Awareness.”

Freestore Foodbank and TGI Fridays Throughout the months of September and October local TGI Fridays are teaming up with local food bank, the Freestore Foodbank to provide canned food to support those in need. With the rise of social media TGI Fridays has created a campaign centered around this called Can For A Fan – one canned food item will be donated for each new fan on Facebook.

American Cancer Society of Southwest Ohio and Panera Bread Pink Ribbon Bagels and Pink Coffee tumblers 🙂
Panera Bread kicks off the 12th Annual Pink Ribbon Bagel campaign by selling Pink Ribbon Bagels and Pink Ribbon Bagel Coffee Tumblers to support the American Cancer Society of Southwest Ohio and breast cancer support as part of a month-long campaign. Panera will donate net proceeds from each Pink Ribbon Bagel Coffee Tumbler sold, as well as $.25 for each signature Pink Ribbon Bagel sold throughout October, to the American Cancer Society of Southwest Ohio. Panera Bread is continuing this initiative to support and increase visibility of Breast Cancer Awareness month, especially since this year marks the 100-year anniversary of the American Cancer Society of Southwest Ohio.

Beginning October 1, Pink Ribbon Bagel Coffee Tumblers will be on sale at all twenty Cincinnati-area Panera Bread locations for $10, while supplies last. Net proceeds from tumbler sales will be donated to the American Cancer Society of Southwest Ohio. In addition, those who purchase a tumbler will receive free brewed coffee refills at any area bakery-cafe through October 31.