Dramm & Echter, which grows more than 40 varieties of cut flowers and succulents in Encinitas, CA, handed out pink Gerbera daisies to thousands of walkers during the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day event on Saturday, Nov. 19.
“The Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day is a 60-mile, three-day journey of support, hope, and encouragement for those who want to end breast cancer forever,” says Amber Livingston, Susan G. Komen 3-Day Specialist. “The Komen 3-Day values the generosity of companies like Dramm & Echter and their support in our mission.”
This was the eighth year that Dramm & Echter has provided the floral donation to event participants.
“The Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day is a way of bringing the community together to support those who have dealt with cancer’s devastation,” says Bob Echter, owner of Dramm & Echter. “As a local flower farm, we are honored to show our support by sharing symbolic pink flowers with each participant as they reach the midway point on their amazing journey. Our team takes pride in growing beautiful flowers and remains committed to supporting our local community.”
The Susan G. Komen 3-Day is a 60-mile walk for women and men who are ready to end breast cancer forever. Participants raise a minimum of $2,300 and walk an average of 20 miles a day for three consecutive days, educating tens of thousands of people about breast health and raising funds to help support breast cancer research and community outreach programs. Over the past 13 years and 150 events, the Komen 3-Day has raised more than $810 million — which the Komen Foundation has used to save lives and make huge strides in breast cancer research. Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds raised by the 3-Day help support Komen’s global research program, while the remaining 25% supports programs providing medical support and local education programs funded by local affiliates.