The Second Annual “Step Up for Stefanie” event will take place on Sunday, October 28 on The Ohio State University campus at the Ohio Stadium. This fun and family-friendly event is presented by Panera Bread and features a 5K and two-mile walk/run to benefit the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at the OSUCCC – James. Participants will start and finish the race at Ohio Stadium. To register or learn more about the event, visit www.stepupforstefanie.org.
Last year’s event raised more than $112,000 and had more than 4,000 participants. “Panera is proud to partner with the Spielman Fund and The James. I can’t think of a better way to extend Stefanie Spielman’s legacy of hope than by rallying families together with a purpose of raising money for breast cancer research, which is being conducted right here in Central Ohio,” says Sam Covelli, Founder and President of Covelli Enterprises, owner of the Columbus Panera cafes.
In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month and “Step Up for Stefanie,” all Panera Bread bakery-cafes will be supporting the cause with coffee and bagels. Purchase your Stefanie Spielman Mug in October and receive free coffee refills during that entire month. Make Panera Bread your breakfast destination of choice with the purchase of a pink ribbon bagel with your coffee! A portion of the proceeds from every mug and bagel sold will benefit the Spielman Fund.