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October is breast cancer awareness month and four local groups in the Triangle are teaming up to do their part.

During the month-long “In the Pink” campaign to raise breast cancer awareness, Panera Bread Bakery-Café, WakeMed, Mary Kay Cosmetics and the local affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation will host a series of events.

The groups kicked off the effort with a Survivors’ Breakfast Oct. 3 at the Panera Bread in Cary that featured Raleigh Police Chief Jane Perlov and Cary Mayor Ernie McAlister, honorary chairman of the “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign.

All 11 Triangle-area Panera Bread stores will sell Pink Ribbon bagels, with 25 cents of each Pink Ribbon bagel sale going to the local Komen Foundation affiliate.

Coffee Talks will be held at 9 a.m. each Wednesday throughout October where WakeMed medical personnel and breast cancer survivors will discuss topics related to breast cancer.

The remaining talks will take place at the following Panera Bread locations:

  • Oct. 19: Alexander Place, Raleigh
  • Oct. 26: Preston Walk, Cary

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