How it all began: Back in May of 2010 we were approached by the Susan G. Komen Race for The Cure Decatur branch. They were about to celebrate a milestone year of racing in Decatur. They wanted a balloon arch and a balloon sculpture for the event. We jumped at the chance to support this local cause.
After that event we started to think of other ways we could help. We decide that because we always encourage people to "say it with flowers" we would do the same. We came up with 3 arrangements and our fans on facebook helped with the names.
Then we wanted to take it a step further. For the people that just want to support the cause but may not be in need of flowers just yet. So "Think Pink" was brought into the mix. This lets anyone purchasing anything at our shop support the cause. You can come in and purchase any item, say "think pink" and we will donate 10% to local breast cancer research.
So in walk the flamingos, okay really then came in a box marked "plastic livestock" but you get the idea. These were perfect! The Decatur Memorial Foundation provides the big, and small, pink birds and we sell them on their behalf. You see them in lawns all over town and it really shows the communities support for this great cause.
They have really taken over the shop:
So this year instead of the traditional fall window we decided to strut our pink. The pink ribbon from "The Race" and the march of the flamingos is on! You really need to drive by and check this out, it looks so much better in person.
So remember friends to Think Pink at The Secret Garden all month long!