Mar 27, 2007
Hicks Nurseries Garden Helps Breast Cancer PatientsSource: Hicks Nurseries

At its 17th annual Flower & Garden Show, Hicks Nurseries, Westbury, Long Island, N.Y., paid homage to those whose lives have been affected by breast cancer and raised funds for breast cancer programs by creating the “Pretty in Pink” display garden. Plants in many shades of pink, including tulips, bleeding hearts, coral bells, roses and rhododendrons, were featured in the garden and a portion of the sales of certain plants were donated to national breast cancer programs through the Pink Ribbon Plant Program of Prides Corner Farms.

The “Pretty in Pink” garden also featured Meghan’s Pansies in memory of Meghan Halloran, a Long Island resident who succumbed to breast cancer at the age of 31. Meghan’s father, Larry Kenny, works at the nursery and started the fund to benefit the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program, where Meghan had been a volunteer. A portion of sales of these pansies sold in the spring is donated to the hotline. This is the sixth year that the nursery has contributed to the Meghan’s Pansies fund.

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