Panera Bread recently gave the Hoag Hospital Foundation a $25,000 gift
to assist in supporting the hospital's Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes
Center, officials announced Tuesday.
Panera Bread partnered with Hoag for the second year in a row to benefit
the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center through its Community Breadbox
program. Thirteen south Orange County Panera Bread locations participated
in the program, 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 community members.
“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,” Dr. Daniel A. Nadeau, M.D., program
director of the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center, said in a released
statement. Hoag reports 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.
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, officials said. Mary and Dick Allen, long-time generous
supporters of Hoag, accepted the $25,00 check from Panera Bread, along
with Kris V. Iyer, M.D., F.A.C.P., Hoag Medical Group president and executive
medical director of the Mary & 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 Foundation.
For more information on the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center, visit