Florist Tiger Lilly backs 'Chase After a Cure' with special arrangement

Florist Tiger Lilly in Charleston has selected “Chase After a Cure” to participate in its new Charity in Bloom program.

Pink and white flowers are symbols of youth, innocence and joy.   File photo

Florist Tiger Lilly in Charleston has selected “Chase After a Cure” to participate in its new Charity in Bloom program.

During February, 20 percent of the proceeds from the Charity in Bloom special arrangement will be donated to “Chase After a Cure” to support its work funding pediatric cancer research.

Attendees at the 9th Annual “Chase After a Cure” gala on Feb. 4 bid on the Charity in Bloom arrangement as part of the silent auction. 

Tiger Lily owners Manny and Clara Gonzales said they started the Charity in Bloom program to increase awareness and raise funds for nonprofit organizations that work to improve the health and wellness of children and families through medical research, education and mentorship.

The Charity in Bloom arrangement for February includes a variety of pink and white roses and hydrangeas. Pink and white flowers are symbols of youth, innocence and joy -- an excellent fit for an organization devoted to helping children during their most difficult times, they said.

“Chase After a Cure” raises money to fund innovative research and promising clinical trials that have the potential to immediately impact the lives of pediatric cancer patients.

Summerville resident Whitney Ringler started the organization in 2009 after her 3-year-old son, Chase, was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma. Since its founding, "Chase After a Cure" has awarded more than $500,000 to pediatric cancer research at the Medical University of South Carolina Children's Hospital.

The arrangements are available in four sizes at four price points: $85, $105, $135 and $200. Order the Charity in Bloom arrangement online at www.tigerlilyflorist.com or call (843) 723-2808.

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