Jackson Health System, Panera Bread partner to raise awareness on breast cancer

Jackson Health System has partnered with Panera Bread to raise awareness of breast cancer and help patients battling the disease. During October, South Floridians are encouraged to eat Panera's pink bagels in support of Jackson Memorial Hospital's Taylor Breast Center/Roberta Orlen Chaplin Digital Breast Imaging Center. This October, the signature Pink Ribbon Bagel® will be sold at all of Panera's approximately 1,500 bakery-cafes, with a portion of the proceeds from each bagel sold going to a variety of breast cancer causes throughout the country. In Miami-Dade county Panera locations, 10 cents from the sale of each individual Pink Ribbon Bagel and $1 from the sale of each Power of Pink Baker's Dozen will be donated to Jackson Memorial Foundation (JMF) to benefit the center. For more information on JMF, please call 305-355-4999.

"We are proud to have the community and Panera Bread support our efforts to save lives. With breast cancer being the most common form of cancer among women other than skin cancer, it is imperative for women of all ages to obtain proper care and screenings. We provide our patients the most comprehensive diagnoses and treatments possible with leading-edge technology," said Ada Romily, M.D., medical director of Breast Imaging at Taylor Breast Center/Roberta Orlen Chaplin Digital Breast Imaging Center.

"This year, the Taylor Breast Center/Roberta Orlen Chaplin Digital Breast Imaging Center conducted more than 19,000 imaging visits and diagnosed more than 160 people with breast cancer. The center's facilities, locations and staffing all contribute to provide the best care possible for patients despite the patients ability to pay," said Joan Bender, Interim CEO for Jackson Memorial Foundation.

Source: Jackson Health System

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