Au Bon Pain is joining the fight against breast cancer this October by supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF) in its mission of Helping Women Now at every stage of their breast cancer journey.

Throughout the month of October, participating Au Bon Pain locations will sell Pink Out Palmiers, the bakery-café brand’s signature pastry with a pink drizzle, to bring awareness to the cause and raise funds for early detection, education and support services for women affected by breast cancer.

“We have the privilege of serving cancer patients and their loved ones at our bakery cafes in hospitals around the country,” says Au Bon Pain president Ericka Garza. “This month we're stepping up to do our part to help those affected by breast cancer nationwide, including our guests and team members.”

NBCF has received the highest 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator, for 16 years. On average, 80 percent of its expenses are directed to life-saving programs. NBCF offers free, innovative programs to women facing breast cancer so that no one faces breast cancer alone.