This October, pink is the new orange – at least in pumpkins.
The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds breast cancer research, is working with major retailers this month to raise money for breast cancer research through the sale of special pink-skinned pumpkins. Participating retailers include Kroger and Home Depot, which both have locations in Farmington Hills.
Grown from a specially cultivated seed, these pumpkins are actually pink in color, which lends them to be the center of the nonprofit's new national campaign, “Pink Pumpkins on Your Porch – Let’s Unite Against Breast Cancer." Through this campaign, customers across the country are encouraged to join the fight against breast cancer by adding pink pumpkins to their Halloween and autumn decor.
"Breast cancer has taken a heartbreaking toll on women and families throughout the country and all over the world,” said Carol Holsopple-Froese, breast cancer survivor and vice president of The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation, in a statement. “The members of our foundation and our participating growers all share a deep commitment to fund research for a cure. Our pink pumpkins provide a fun and meaningful opportunity for people across the country to support breast cancer research.”
The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation has also partnered with pumpkin farm owners and growers across the country who have agreed to donate 25 cents per pumpkin sold to the foundation. Funds will then be awarded to breast cancer research organizations who meet grant criteria, according to a press release.
“The pumpkins have a gorgeous pink hue people are going to love,” said Holsopple-Froese, in a statement. “By placing pink pumpkins on the front porch or as a featured part of their autumn holiday home decor, consumers can make a beautiful and powerful statement in the fight against breast cancer.”
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