Garden Club participates in Plant It Pink for breast cancer awareness

On Oct. 10, The DeSoto Civic Garden Club participated in the Susan G. Komen October’s “Plant It Pink.” This campaign promotes awareness for breast cancer in honor of those who have fought this battle as well as a reminder for others to be proactive and get checked.  

Approximately one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.  

A Pink Flowering Dogwood was planted along with pink chrysanthemums, pyracantha, variegated liriope and finished off with pink pumpkins at Sacred Heart School in Southaven. 

Special thanks to DCGC members Emilie Michael, Sandy Noble, Andrea Michael and Sacred Heart student, Benjamin Baskin, assisting his father, Blake Baskin, with the tree planting. 

DeSoto Civic Garden Club is a member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc., Deep South Garden Clubs, Inc. and The Garden Clubs of Mississippi, Inc. 

Bob Bakken

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