New Pink-Skinned Pumpkins Debut in October
to Benefit Breast Cancer Research
Pink-skinned pumpkins available at major grocery retailers nationwide
(Rocky Ford, Colo. – September 19, 2012) – Is pink the new orange? The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds breast cancer research, today announces the release of a new variety of pink-skinned pumpkins available this fall, just in time for October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A portion of sales of each pumpkin will be granted to research organizations seeking a cure for breast cancer. These special pink-skinned pumpkins will be available in October at major grocery retailers nationwide, including Walmart, Kroger, Ralph’s, Cub Foods, Lunds and Byerly’s, Safeway/Vons, Home Depot, Sweetbay Supermarket, King Soopers, Raley’s, Acme, Farm Fresh, Shop and Save and more.
The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation announces the new pumpkins as part of its national campaign, “Pink Pumpkins on Your Porch – Let’s Unite Against Breast Cancer.” The campaign is designed to encourage consumers to join the fight against breast cancer by placing pink pumpkins on their porches and in their homes as a part of their Halloween and autumn decor.
“Breast cancer has taken a heartbreaking toll on women and families throughout the country and all over the world,” said Carol Holsopple-Froese, breast cancer survivor and vice president of the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation. “The members of our foundation and our participating growers all share a deep commitment to fund research for a cure. Our pink pumpkins provide a fun and meaningful opportunity for people across the country to support breast cancer research.”
According to the latest statistics available from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death among women. More than 210,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States in 2008 and more than 40,500 died from the disease in that one single year. Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women.
In support of “Pink Pumpkins on Your Porch,” the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation has partnered with pumpkin farm owners and growers across the country who have agreed to donate 25 cents per pumpkin sold to the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation. Funds will then be awarded to breast cancer research organizations who meet grant criteria.
“The pumpkins have a gorgeous pink hue people are going to love,” added Holsopple-Froese. “By placing pink pumpkins on the front porch or as a featured part of their fall holiday home decor, consumers can make a beautiful and powerful statement in the fight against breast cancer.”
For more information on the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation, to view photos of pink-skinned pumpkins, or to access breast cancer research grant applications, visit here.
About the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation
The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation was created to aid in the fight against breast cancer. The Foundation is comprised of America’s leading pumpkin growers, who have committed to donating a share of proceeds from every pink pumpkin sold to organizations dedicated to breast cancer research. The foundation will oversee funding and target contributions to organizations with the highest percentage of resources dedicated to research activities. The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation can be found at www.pinkpumpkinpatch.org or on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.