Newport Beach, Calif. (December 17, 2013)
— Hoag Hospital Foundation was presented with a $25,000 gift from Panera
Bread to support the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center at Hoag which
provides comprehensive services for those with, or at risk for diabetes,
regardless of their ability to pay.
Mary and Dick Allen, long time generous supporters of Hoag, accepted the
check, along with Kris V. Iyer, M.D., F.A.C.P., Hoag Medical Group president
and executive medical director of the Mary and Dick Allen Diabetes Center,
Daniel A. Nadeau, M.D., program director of the Mary & Dick Allen
Diabetes Center and recipient of the Dr. Kris V. Iyer Endowed Chair in
Diabetes Care, and Angie Salicrup, director of development, Hoag Hospital
For the second year in a row, Panera Bread has partnered with Hoag to support
the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center through its Community Breadbox™
program. 13 South Orange County Panera Bread locations participated, giving
their guests and team members the opportunity to give cash donations in
store as part of their ongoing effort to support local organizations and
“We are very proud to share ‘Panera Warmth’ with members
of our local community throughout the year, through a variety of programs,”
said Brian Campbell, Marketing Director. "The partnership with Hoag
Hospital Foundation is one that we value and are proud to support through
guest and team member contributions in our Community Breadboxes."
"It is because of the compassion, generosity and support of community
partners like Panera Bread that the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center
is able to continue on its mission to make a positive difference in the
lives of people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes or at risk of diabetes,"
says Dr. Iyer.
Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, and the American Diabetes Association
estimates that more than 79 million Americans are at increased risk for
the disease. “I have always been impressed with the healthy and
diabetes friendly menu at Panera Bread and this gift once again reflects
a remarkable sensitivity for the needs of the community,” says Dr.
Nadeau. The Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center is dedicated to making
a positive difference in the lives of people with diabetes through its
clinical, educational and support services.
Innovative and customized programs at the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes
Center include “Sweet Success,” a program tailored for women
who have diabetes while pregnant; pediatric diabetes services, a multicultural
program and the Herbert Family Program for Young Adults with Type 1 diabetes.
Additionally, the Allen Diabetes Center is committed to community outreach
and programs that provide care to underserved populations. For more information
on the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center, please visit
About the Hoag Hospital Foundation
Thanks in large part to philanthropy, Hoag has become one of the nation’s
finest healthcare systems and serves a diverse and growing population.
Hoag Hospital Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hoag (a separate 501(c)(3)
corporation), is an integral partner in Hoag’s vision to become
a trusted and nationally recognized healthcare leader. Under the direction
of a volunteer Board of Directors, the Foundation conducts campaigns and
programs that generate more than $40 million per year in gifts and pledges.
The Foundation is currently in the planning phase of a campaign with a
working goal of $500 million by 2020. Please visitwww.hoaghospitalfoundation.org.
About Panera Bread
Panera Bread Company owns and franchises 1,673 bakery cafes as of March
26, 2013 under the Panera Bread®, Saint Louis Bread Co.®, and
Paradise Bakery & Café® names. They feature high quality,
reasonably priced food in a warm, inviting, and comfortable environment.
With their identity rooted in handcrafted, fresh baked, artisan bread,
they are committed to providing great tasting, quality food that people
can trust. Nearly all of their bakery-cafes have a menu highlighted by
antibiotic free chicken, whole grain bread, and select organic and all
natural ingredients, with zero grams of artificial trans fat per serving,
which provide flavorful, wholesome offerings. Their menu includes a wide
variety of year round favorites complemented by new items introduced seasonally
with the goal of creating new standards in everyday food choices. In neighborhoods
across the United States and in Ontario, Canada, Panera customers enjoy
a warm and welcoming environment featuring comfortable gathering areas,
relaxing decor, and free internet access. For years, Panera has donated
unsold bread and baked goods to local Southern California hunger relief
organizations through its Day-End Dough-Nation™ and Community Breadbox™
programs. Last year, Panera Bread bakery-cafes nationally donated a retail
value of approximately $100 million worth of unsold bread and baked goods
through its Day-End Dough-Nation™ program to help neighbors in need.
Additional information is available atwww.panerabread.com.