|Purple is the color for Alzheimer's Disease Awareness. Our model is draped in |
purple blooms and an awareness ribbon on our hand laid penny
floor benefiting Alzheimer's Disease Research.
Eager to do our part in the fight against Alzheimer’s we held a fundraiser at our Philadelphia location benefiting Alzheimer’s Disease Research (ADR), a program of the American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF). Since 1986, ADR has funded more than $74 million to support Alzheimer’s research and has made significant progress in the understanding and treatment of this puzzling disease. They are confident that with the help and support of others that they can eventually defeat this cruel and dreadful disease.
|One of our online campaigns to raise the awareness of Alzheimer's disease.|
We also painted awareness ribbons on our shop windows to show our support.
In addition to our fundraising event we held a penny drive benefiting ADR as well. We collected pennies from the community and began installing a penny floor at our Burlington, NJ location, Steins at Sunset Florist. Our staff and customers donated their pennies, which we glued to the floor, and the funds were donated to ADR. Additionally members of our staff and students from the neighborhood donated their time to help us record the date and mint of each penny to gather “fun facts” about our project. We made monetary contributions for every hour they spent working on our penny floor. The “Penny for your Thoughts” instillation benefiting Alzheimer’s Disease Research was the talk of the town, few people have ever seen that many pennies glued to a floor before!
|Our floor benefiting Alzheimer's Disease Research included a medallion hand |
laid in pennies as a centerpiece of the room.
Unfortunately, on December 2, 2014 a car crashed into Steins at Sunset Florist, causing massive damage to the store, including tearing up pennies and spilling the car’s fluids over the floor. We are saddened that we will be losing our penny floor in the reconstruction, but are grateful that no one, sans the driver, who will recover, was hurt and that we remain open for business. We are brainstorming ways to pay tribute to our former penny floor in a new benefit for Alzheimer’s disease research.
|Fundraiser for Alzheimer's Disease Research at Stein Your Florist Co. in Philadelphia, PA|
If we all work together we can raise awareness about this devastating disease and one day find a cure.
For more information about Alzheimer’s Disease Research, please visit http://www.ahaf.org/.