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Would You Like A Pink Flamingo? I Would!


This is from the owner of Van Wilgen’s Garden Center in North Branford, Connecticut. I happen to think this is a beautiful idea. Join Bill Van Wilgen in his fight against cancer and give him 10 bucks for a pink flamingo. He is helping so many people. Remember that Connecticut has an abundance of breast cancer cases, we are near the top in the country and that is not good, let’s help fix this, one flamingo at a time.


From Bill Van Wilgen:

“It’s kind of a strange day for me, it was 7 years to the day-when I was diagnosed with Leukemia, June 15th 2008. It was six and a half years before that I was diagnosed with Male Breast Cancer. Yep, guys can get it too.

Here I am today, in remission and a very happy grandpa! What a great time to give back, so for the next two weeks – Van Wilgen’s is hosting PINK Weeks! My hospital – Smilow Cancer Center at Yale New Haven kept me alive and I have met so many great people along my journey. June 15th thru 28th we will be flocked by hundreds of Pink Flamingos! For $10 you can adopt one or buy a flock, (it’s for a great cause) and the whole $10 dollars goes directly to Smilow. In addition to that Proven Winners is donated $1 of every invincible Spirit Hydrangea sold, to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. For the next two weeks the pink lemonade is on me.”