English Gardens raises nearly $11,300 for breast cancer research
Friday, August 05, 2011
Through raffle ticket sales from Mothers Day, May 8 through July 14, English Gardens surpassed its ambitious goal of $10,000 to raise a total of $11,274 for breast cancer research at the Karmanos Cancer Institute.
English Gardens celebrated its “Pink Day” last month where all customers who purchased a raffle ticket were able to receive 20 percent off of their purchase. On July 14, seven different English Gardens’ locations hosted events to show their support of breast cancer research. Locations included Ann Arbor, Brighton, Clinton Township, Dearborn Heights, Eastpointe, Royal Oak-Troy and West Bloomfield.
Raffle prizes were drawn at each store where a representative from the Karmanos Cancer Institute attended to speak to guests about the cause. The staff was encouraged to “show their pink spirit” and wore fun and creative outfits for the occasion. The event also featured pink lemonade, snow cones, hot dogs, and popcorn for guests.
The following day, the grand prizes were drawn. They included a $1,000 English Gardens shopping spree, a pink Elemental Geos Spa by Dimension Spa, and a lunch with English Gardens’ Rick Vespa and Erin Nicole of WXYZ Channel 7.
“We are so thankful to English Gardens for their efforts to raise funds for breast cancer research at the Karmanos Cancer Institute.”, said Nick Karmanos, senior vice president, Institutional Relations. “The $11,274 raised is incredible. It is only through the help of fundraisers like this that we are able to continue the fight to find an eventual cure for this terrible disease.”
Founded in 1954, English Gardens is a family-owned business with locations only in Michigan. The company ranks among the top nursery and garden centers in the United States.