Van Wilgen’s Cares
2017 Flamingo Total!
$15,546.00 in Flamingos, Mini Flamingos, Pink Plants and donations! All for Smilow Cancer Hospital! Together we made this happen!
We are very proud of our community that we can come together and garden for the cure. Because of the Flamingos and Pink Weeks, we have been able to donate a total of $54,459.00!
We have some really fun things planned for 2018, stay tuned!
VAN WILGEN’S WILL GET FLOCKED AGAIN June 12-18th
Van Wilgen’s has two charities that are near and dear to our hearts. Bill Van Wilgen is a male breast cancer survivor as well as a Leukemia survivor. Van Wilgen’s has facilitated many fundraising events where we have been able to contribute or donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as well as the Smilow Cancer Hospital. We understand that your cause is as important to you as these two causes are important to us. If you would like to submit a cause for Van Wilgen’s to donate to, ask for our donation request form at our main store in North Branford.
2016 Flamingo Total!
I am still overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for our Pink Weeks Flamingos. It seems as though everywhere you turn, there’s a flamingo on someone’s lawn! What a huge success this was and I am so proud to say that as of today, together we have raised $15,400.00 for Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven! Wow, isn’t it amazing what we can do when we work together!
Here are a few video links of my story and some important tips for men.
Every day I would run into people in our store and listen their amazing stories. I heard great survival stories and I even ran into a husband and wife that was on their ride home from Smilow right after the gentleman received treatment and they had to stop and buy some flamingos in support. The daycare center that my granddaughter attends purchased flamingos and sent the sweetest card with little kid footprints in they made into flamingos! So many of you took the time to send this story to a friend and made this silly idea the huge success that it was, and I am so grateful. I hope you all had as much fun with flamingos as we did!
I had the great honor of participating in the 20th Annual Looking Forward Fashion Show last night. It was a fun night for not only me but my friends and family as well. The show brings together cancer survivors, patients and patient advocates for a night of inspiration. Proceeds from the fashion show go to support important Complementary Services Programs for patients undergoing treatment at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven and it’s affiliated care centers.