In the District
AZALEA HOME & GARDEN CLUB OF FLORENCE, S.C. PLANTS
IT PINK FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Oct. 15, 2013 -- The Azalea Home & Garden Club of Florence, S.C., along with invited guests and school children, planted pink flowers in celebration and remembrance of Breast Cancer Fighters in its neighborhood park as part of the supported National Garden Clubs, Inc. Plant It Pink initiative.
“It was a beautiful event that really brought awareness to breast cancer and defined the roll the Azalea Home & Garden Club of Florence will play in the fight to find a cure,” said President Radine Tate.
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer counted for 31.2% of the deaths among African Americans in South Carolina between 2003-2007.
Organized in 1948 and first all African American garden club in South Carolina, federated in 1974, the Azalea Home & Garden Club of Florence, S.C. is the only garden club in the city of Florence that has a neighborhood mini park named for its garden club.
Azalea Home & Garden Club President Radine P. Tate
addresses crowd at Plant It Pink program.
Azalea Home & Garden Club member
Gwen Dixon teaches District One
students how to plant tulips at Plant It Pink.
Photographs by Leonard Lowery