Below is a press release from Panera Bread, which has a location in Wilmington at 228 Main Street inside Wilmington Plaza:
PHILADELPHA, PA — Through August 31, 2021, Panera Bread Bakery Café’s throughout the Americas will team up with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) to take a stand against childhood cancers in a 10-week fundraising campaign. Panera Bread will donate 25 cents from the sale of every Frozen Agave Lemonade and Frozen Strawberry Lemonade, and a portion of proceeds from the sale of each Lemon Drop Cookie sold at over 130 Panera Bread Cafés in eight states during this time. Panera Bread will also ask guests if they would like to round up at the register and will donate $1 from the sale of each lemonade tote sold with catering orders. Since the partnership began in 2016, Pan American Group has raised more than $154,000 for ALSF.
“Panera Bread is honored to once again partner with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation,” said Kelly Cook, senior vice president of operations, Pan American Group. “Guests can support lifesaving research for children in our communities by doing something as simple as purchasing a frozen lemonade at their local Panera Bread Café.”
“We are grateful Panera has continued to support our mission of changing the lives of kids with cancer,” said Liz Scott, co-executive director of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and Alex’s mom. “They have generously supported ALSF since 2016 and we look forward to continue working with them on our shared goal of supporting childhood cancer heroes in the future.”
About Pan American Group LLC
Pan American Group LLC owns and operates over 130 Panera Bread Cafes in 8 states. With annualized sales of over $220 million and over 5,500 employees Pan American Group is the second largest Panera Bread Franchise. More information is available at www.panamericangroup.com.
About Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of 4-year-old Alexandra “Alex” Scott, who was fighting cancer and wanted to raise money to find cures for all children with cancer. Her spirit and determination inspired others to support her cause, and when she passed away at the age of 8, she had raised $1 million. Since then, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement. Today, ALSF is one of the leading funders of pediatric cancer research in the U.S. and Canada raising more than $200 million so far, funding over 1,000 research projects and providing programs to families affected by childhood cancer. For more information, visit AlexsLemonade.org.
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