Knocking Out Breast Cancer with Pink Knock Out® Roses

We are excited to announce the dedication of the Pink Knock Out® Rose to the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. The rose honors the group’s advocacy and education work, and breast cancer survivors in Pennsylvania. Pink Knock Out® Roses are now part of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence rose garden. The dedication, which took place on June 10, 2013, also honored First Lady Susan Corbett and former first ladies for their leadership to “knock out breast cancer in Pennsylvania.”

“We are proud to dedicate the Pink Knock Out® Rose to the wonderful work that the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition has done for the past 20 years, under the leadership of the state’s First Ladies,” said Steve  Hutton, president and CEO of Star® Roses and Plants/Conard-Pyle. “This particular rose showcases the pink color we all think of as synonymous with the fight against breast cancer.” Steve was a special guest at the dedication luncheon, prior to which he supplied roses for all the first ladies of the state involved in this great cause.  The Pink Knock Out® Rose is a perfect choice to act as a “living tribute” to breast cancer prevention efforts in Pennsylvania. For more information on how you can get involved in the fight against breast cancer, visit the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition website.

PBCC president and founder Pat Halpin-Murphy (left) with Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett (middle) and president and CEO of Star® Roses and Plants/Conard-Pyle Steve Hutton (right).

Star® Roses and Plants employees share their unique horticultural perspectives.

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