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Looking for new ways to eat well, get out of the house and enjoy your friends and family? Turn to Panera Bread for fun gatherings, charity events that are worth knowing about, and outstanding family fun.


Upcoming Events

5th Annual Panera Bread Pup Walk at the Waterfront

June 8, 2014

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Proceeds continue to benefit animals at the Western PA Humane Society. The event has raised nearly $60,000 over the past for years.


West Virignia- Lifeline of Ohio- Community Partner Award
The Lifeline of Ohio Community Partner Award, honoring an organization or business that has established a leadership role promoting organ and tissue donation in their community was awarded to Panera Bread/Covelli Enterprises.
  • 2012 Salvation Army’s Distinguished Community Service Award
  • 2012 American Red Cross Spirit of the Mahoning Valley Award
  • 2013 William G. Lyden, Jr. Spirit of the Valley Award

Past Events

Valley - Panerathon 2013 10k/2 Mile Walk/Run and Kids Run
August 25, 2013

The 2013 Panerathon is the largest community fundraising event in the Mahoning Valley! It is a 10K/2 Mile Run/Walk and Kids Run set for Sunday, August 25. The event will be held at the Covelli Centre in downtown Youngstown, OH and will benefit the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center. More information can be found at

4th Annual Panera Bread Pup Walk at the Waterfront
June 9, 2013

Charlie and Tasha Batch, along with a few of their dogs, led the two mile fun walk for dogs and their owners at the Waterfront. Over 520 dogs and 1,700 pet lovers attended the event. The event raised over $33,000 to help support the Western PA Humane Society.

Columbus- 3rd Annual Step Up for Stefanie Over the past three years, the Step Up For Stefanie 5k and 2 Mile fun run/walk has raised more than $400,000 for the Stefanie Spielman Fund.