Over 1,700 Cherry Trees…
…have been planted across Howard County, Maryland to beautify and beckon people to visit each Spring. The beauty however of BLOSSOMS OF HOPE goes far beyond the trees’ annual display of color.
The project is helping to bring hope to individuals and families within our community who are coping with cancer through its contributions to Howard County General Hospital’s CLAUDIA MAYER CANCER RESOURCE CENTER. Thus far, over $220,000 has been raised to help support the Center through the cherry tree project. In addition $6,500 has been donated to establish and support a landscaping fund to beautify Historic Ellicott City.
A variety of CHERRYBRATION DAYS events are held during the trees’ beautiful blossoming season each April.
Blossoms of Hope Gives Back $50,630 in 2013 to Benefit and Beautify
Howard County Tourism & Promotion’s BLOSSOMS OF HOPE is proud to announce that its annual tree sales program in combination with the 2013 CHERRYBRATION DAYS events raised $50,630 last fiscal year to benefit the local community. The funds, which were raised in conjunction with both private and public “pink” tourism partners, will go to the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital and the Ellicott City Historic District Partnership. This year’s donation is $13,500 over last year’s and tops that of all previous years. Since its inception nine years ago, the cherry tree project has donated over $229,500 back to the community and planted hundreds of beautiful, blossoming trees countywide.
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Power of the Purse Fundraiser Contributes Over $5,000 to Project
Special thanks to Custom Media Options and HERMind Magazine for designating Blossoms of Hope as the co-beneficiary to their annual Power of the Purse Silent Auction & Sale. READ MORE HERE ABOUT THE EVENT …
Iron Bridge Wine Company Triumphs in 2013 “”Pink Plate Challenge”
… from Tokyo, Japan to the District of Columbia, to Columbia, Maryland
The National Cherry Blossom Festival’s “Legacy” cherry tree saplings originate from Tokyo’s original “gift of trees” made in 1912 to the District of Columbia. Within their lineage is a one hundred year old story of friendship. Three of these historic trees now extend that renown gesture of friendship to Howard County where their blossoming season joins that of 1,600 Blossoms of Hope cherry trees in welcoming visitors each spring to celebrate Cherrybration Days.