Panera asks customers to ’round-up’ to raise money for sick kids

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DALY CITY, CA – APRIL 05: A view of a Panera Bread restaurant on April 5, 2017 in Daly City, California. Investment firm JAB Holding Co. announced plans to purchase Panera Bread Co. for $315 per share in a cash deal estimated at $7.5 billion. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Panera Bread locations across the Miami Valley and Central Ohio are raising money to help seriously ill children.

During the month of September, Panera Bread locations around Dayton and Central Ohio will invite customers to round up to the nearest dollar at the register to support Flying Horse Farms.

The Flying Horse Farms program will help provide “magical, transforming camp experiences” to children with serious illnesses and their families at no cost to them including campers currently receiving treatment at Dayton Children’s Hospital and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, which partner with the camp.

“Camp is a powerful and transformative experience for children and families who need respite, connection and joy, and we are able to deliver that experience thanks to the generosity of donors,” said Flying Horse Farms President and CEO Nichole E. Dunn. “We are grateful to Covelli for helping us change lives.”

Flying Horse Farms is located on 200 acres in Mt. Gilead, Ohio and hosts about 900 campers each year. At camp, campers living with illnesses from cancer to arthritis enjoy activities like swimming and archery while receiving first-rate care at an on-site, state-of-the-art health center, staffed around the clock by medical professionals from children’s hospitals across Ohio and beyond.

Flying Horse Farms is a member of The SeriousFun Children’s Network (SFCN). Founded in 1988 by actor, philanthropist and Ohio native Paul Newman, the Network is a community of independently managed and financed camps and programs for children with serious illnesses worldwide.

The Panera Bread locations participating are:


  • Huber Heights: 8104 Old Troy Pike
  • Kettering: 4110 Farhills Road
  • Brown Street: 1203 Brown Street
  • Beavercreek: 2751 Fairfield Commons
  • Miller Lane: 6550 Miller Lane
  • Dayton Mall: 2500 Miamisburg Centerville Road
  • Springfield: 1950 North Bechtle Avenue
  • Centerville: 11 North Main Street
  • The Greene: 49 Chestnut Street
  • Sugar Creek: 6130 Wilmington Pike
  • Troy: 1920 W. Main Street
  • Austin Landing: 10551 Innovation Drive
  • Englewood: 9194 N. Main St.


  • Mt. Vernon: 1555 Coshocton Ave
  • Marion: 1623 Marion Mountain Gilead Road, Suite 200
  • Mansfield: 2070 Walker Lake Road
  • Wooster: 3932 Burbank Road, Suite G
  • Lima Mall: 2330 Elida Road
  • Lima: 1830 Harding Highway
  • Appleseed: 1402 Lexington Avenue

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