It may be the season of red and green, but pink also holds a prominent place at Royer’s Flowers & Gifts.
Royer’s employees this fall raised $520 for the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition with their purchases of pink polo shirts. For each Royer’s-logoed shirt they bought, the employees contributed $10 to the nonprofit coalition.
Royer’s employees undertook a similar fundraiser in fall 2016, collecting $1,510 for the coalition for the two years combined. Meanwhile, since 2015 Royer’s has raised another $7,730 for the coalition through the year-round sale of its “Power of Pink” arrangement.
“We sincerely appreciate the steadfast support that Royer’s and its employees have shown to our organization,” said Kristen Snoke, the coalition’s community outreach director. “We will continue to put their donations to good use on behalf of breast cancer survivors.”
The Lebanon-based coalition (pabreastcancer.org) represents, supports and serves breast cancer survivors and their families in Pennsylvania through educational programming, legislative advocacy and breast cancer research grants.
Employees of Royer’s Flowers have donated $990 to the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition.
The contribution reflects the employees’ fall purchase of pink polo shirts bearing Royer’s logo. The sale of each shirt raised $10 for the Lebanon-based nonprofit.
The coalition (pabreastcancer.org) represents, supports and serves breast cancer survivors and their families in Pennsylvania through educational programming, legislative advocacy and breast cancer research grants.
Photo: From left, Candace Oliver, manager trainee at Royer’s Flowers in Lebanon, and Kristen Snoke, community outreach director, Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. Oliver is wearing one of the pink polo shirts Royer’s employees purchased to raise money for the coalition.
In the United States, approximately 40,290 women are expected to die from breast cancer in 2015, according to breastcancer.org. However, death rates have been decreasing since 1989 as a result of treatment advances, earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness.
Based in Lebanon, the PA Breast Cancer Coalition represents, supports and serves breast cancer survivors and their families in Pennsylvania through educational programming, legislative advocacy and breast cancer research grants.
Photo, Jennifer Pensinger, executive director, PA Breast Cancer Coalition, is flanked by Royer’s Barry Spengler, vice president of operations, left, and Tom Royer, senior vice president.
The donation reflects proceeds from the sale of our Power of Pink bouquet, which is available year-round. With every bouquet sold, Royer’s earmarks $10 to breast cancer organizations.
A Middletown-based nonprofit, Feel Your Boobies promotes proactive breast health in young women. The foundation’s college outreach program provides free breast health education materials to nearly 200 college health centers in 38 states.
Photo from left: Barry Spengler, vice president of operations, Royer’s; Leigh Hurst, founder/president, Feel Your Boobies Foundation; Tom Royer, senior vice president, Royer’s.
It packs plenty of pink: a 9-inch pink vase holds an all around arrangement in shades of pink, featuring a lily, gerbera, three roses, alstroemeria, carnations, mini-carnations, caspia and a sheer bow.
As for power, that derives from the good we hope it does in the fight against breast cancer.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Approximately 40,000 women in the United States are expected to die from breast cancer in 2014, according to breastcancer.org.
The much better news is that death rates have declined for decades, there are millions of breast cancer survivors, and the fight for a cure continues.