October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, observed across the country as well as around the world. The month is set aside for to encourage women to seek early detection screenings, to raise funds for both research and education; and to support patients and their families financially.
Since 1985, the initiative has grown from a simple pink ribbon – the iconic symbol of breast cancer awareness – to efforts by thousands of organizations, corporations and groups. Pink products, “think pink” campaigns, and events such as races and golf tournaments are all prolific. Perhaps this is because the disease continues to affect 1 in 8 women; and most of us have been touched in some way by this disease.
Flowers play an important role in our lives in so many ways. We send flowers to celebrate, to congratulate, and to comfort. In the month of October, a pink floral arrangement is a meaningful way to recognize that strong and beautiful wife, mother or best friend who is battling – or beaten – this disease.
We have put together a collection of special arrangements designed in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. Each design comes with a positive message of support, and all of the proceeds will benefit the Purple Community by the Van Andel Institute.
Show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness with a gift of courage. A classic vase insert features the inspiring pink ribbon. Paired with a beautiful bouquet of pink roses and pink gerbera daisies, it is a heartfelt gift to remind them just how strong they are. This gift of hope features an exotic design of feminine pink cymbidium orchids in a ceramic white container accented with the inspiring pink ribbon. The strength arrangement is a contemporary ceramic cube container accented with a decorative pink ribbon. Paired with a beautiful bouquet of hot pink roses, it is a wonderful gift to show them that you’re right behind them every step of the way.
This October, we encourage you to look for ways to help the breast cancer awareness efforts in your community. And if you know anyone who is fighting breast cancer, consider a pink floral arrangement from Eastern Floral – the perfect expression of life, beauty, hope and empathy for someone who may need encouragement.