APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH
AND PANERA BREAD IS KICKING OFF THE MONTH OF APRIL
BY SCORING A “TOUCHDOWN FOR AUTISM” BENEFITING THE DAN MARINO FOUNDATION

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Panera Bread in partnership with The Dan Marino Foundation is kicking off Autism Awareness Month with the 8th Annual “Touchdown for Autism” campaign. Another sweet deal for customers and those benefiting from the programs offered by the Foundation.   Starting March 29th through April 15th Panera Bread will bake the one-of-a-kind Marino Cookies daily at their bakery-cafés. They can be purchased by the “Marino Dozen,” 13 cookies, or individually at any of the thirty-one (31) Panera Bread bakery-cafés throughout Broward and Palm Beach Counties (excludes Hallandale Beach). As a result of this unique fundraising partnership, and with the generous support of its customers, Panera Bread has been able to raise $403,039.29 over the last seven years in support of the Foundation’s mission of "empowering individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.”

In addition to the “Touchdown for Autism” campaign, Panera Bread will be collecting funds in all thirty-one (31) bakery-café locations through their Operation Doughnation boxes located next to the registers at each café. Operation Doughnation boxes will give Panera Bread customers an opportunity to further support The Dan Marino Foundation every time they visit a Panera Bread bakery-café across Broward and Palm Beach Counties now through May 31, 2018.  

Campaign Kick-Off Event

 What:              Panera Bread will kick-off the 8th Annual “Touchdown for Autism” Marino Cookie campaign with an event held at the Panera Bread bakery-café located at the Southport Shopping Center in Fort Lauderdale.

Who:               At this exclusive event Panera Bread Customers can register to win a Dan Marino Autographed Football, as well as meet members of the Y100 Street Team. They will also have the opportunity to meet students from The Dan Marino Foundation’s nationally recognized certification Hospitality and Computer Programs and Dan Marino, Pro-Football Hall of Fame Miami Dolphins Quarterback who will be in attendance to help kick-off National Autism Awareness Month and help raise much needed funds for autism programs.

When:             This exciting and unique event will take place on Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 11am-1pm.

Where:            Panera Bread Bakery-Café located at 1461 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

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Panera Bread

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The Dan Marino Foundation

Facebook:       @DanMarinoFoundation

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Website:          danmarinofoundation.org

Campaign Hashtags: #MarinoCookie, and #TouchdownForAutism