Pink flamingos will be returning next month to lawns and store windows in southern Westchester to bring attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) and to support the Hadassah Medical Center’s breast cancer research programs, in Israel and around the globe.
Women from Larchmont, Mamaroneck and New Rochelle, members of Hadassah’s Neshama Chapter, are selling standing plastic pink flamingos now through October and asking individuals and businesses to display them throughout the month of October. Those who kept their flamingos from last year or who never removed them from their yards are encouraged to “grow their flock.”
“Our Flamingos for a Cure” campaign was so successful last year that we decided to keep it going. Every dollar we raised went to support Hadassah Hospital’s cutting edge research into cures for breast cancer,” said Carol Fasman, project chair. The project made just over $10,000 on the sale of 600 flamingos.
“Our goal this year is to increase the flock,” said Ms. Fasman. “Flamingos can be purchased as singles, couples, families (5) or groups of ten. It’s easy for people to participate in any way they are comfortable. An $18 donation will send one flamingo flying to your home or office. A $136 donation will send a 10 flamingo flock of friends on its way. We hope we’ll see the flamingos all over our area.”
The Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) is one of the world’s leading institutions in healthcare. HMO places great emphasis on clinical and scientific research with the aim of advancing and improving medical care.
Hadassah is a volunteer women’s organization whose members seek to strengthen their partnership with Israel, ensure Jewish continuity, and realize their potential as a dynamic force in American society.
For more information or to purchase flamingos, email Flamingos4acure@aol.com All flamingos will be delivered in Southern Westchester on or before October 11th in order for them to be displayed during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.