Why Plant it Pink?

Pink rrose and ribbon“Plant It Pink” sure is a catchy title for the partnership between National Garden Clubs, Inc. and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  It makes a great theme for state and local clubs to use in programs, projects and yearbooks, as we have at Crofton Village Garden Club in Maryland.  But let’s not forget the message of Plant It Pink

It’s all about spreading awareness and educating members and others about breast cancer.

Of all the things I’ve ever read or heard on this topic, nothing has ever touched me more than the stories written by Karen George of her own experience with this disease at 29 years old.  Please read this:

My Fight with Breast Cancer

A story of delayed diagnosis and Stage IV Breast Cancer

Karen’s story is just one of millions, but it’s one you’ll want to read and forward to people you love.  Karen will inspire you to thank God every day, if you’ve never been touched personally by breast cancer, and she will motivate you to join the fight against this disease.  But what does that have to do with gardening, you may ask… Why Plant It Pink?

The answer is really quite simple…

You deserve as much care and attention as you give your plants and flowers.

That’s one of the reasons Crofton Village Garden Club and garden clubs across the country are partnering with Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

The next time you see a pink flower, think Plant It Pink – and let it serve as a reminder to go home and do a breast self-exam or to pick up the phone and make an appointment for your long-overdue mammogram.

Margaret Woda
Photo:  istockphoto.com

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