Donna DeHart has a calm, reassuring voice and when people call the Susan G. Komen office in West Virginia, she’ll be the one to answer.
That demeanor has served her well in her role as the executive director and sole employee of the Susan G. Komen office in West Virginia – an organization dedicated to saving lives, easing suffering and ending breast cancer.
“We are a giant support group,” she said. “If anyone calls our office and they don’t have insurance and need a mammogram, we will get them to a facility where we’ve made a grant and they’ll get the services they need.”
Those bagel sales produced $5,030.77 in 2014 for the West Virginia Susan G. Komen Foundation.
DeHart said Panera also donates all of the food for survivors who participate in the annual fundraiser, Race for the Cure.
“What makes Panera a good partner? No. 1– They never say no. I can call and say we’ve got something going on and Panera always comes through,” she said.
“They’re easy to work with and I don’t see big turnovers in their stores. Plus, the food is delicious and everybody appreciates it.”