Written by Mickaela Olson Thursday, 24 October 2013 00:00
Since October is Breast Caner Awareness month, each year the residents of Glen Cove take time out of their busy schedules to plant pink tulips. On Saturday, Oct. 12, Glen Cove C.A.R.E.S teamed up with the Glen Cove Beautification for their annual pink tulip planting. Not only does this benefit breast cancer, it also gives the town of Glen Cove a spring sprucing when the flowers bloom in April.
Glen Cove C.A.R.E.S is an organization that brings awareness and educates the community on effects of breast cancer. Founded by Terry Peticus, a breast cancer survivor, Glen Cove C.A.R.E.S makes it their mission to bring awareness and education to the community, especially kids, promoting natural health in all aspects of one’s life. They also help those suffering from breast cancer by providing financial relief for those who need it including food cards,
cab fare for doctors appointments and much more.
Many people came out to volunteer their time on a beautiful fall morning to support this great cause. Kids and adults were crawling all over on their hands and knees, digging and planting. Students from Glen Cove High School DECA club came out to help as well as a few students getting in their community service time as well as a group of kids from the Glen Cove Boys and Girls club out on their weekly Saturday activity. Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi and Glen Cove City
Councilmen Tony Jimenez and Reggie Spinello were in attendance, as well as council candidate Kristina Heuser and Rotary Club President Vicki Greenberg.
Glen Cove C.A.R.E.S is always looking for volunteers, there can never be too many. Every little bit helps this great cause and can even help fund research to save the lives of those effected by this disease. These tulips not only benefit the breast cancer cause but the act of planting them shows how dedicated the City of Glen Cove is to helping find a cure. One little tulip bulb makes a world of difference because when you drive past them, you know exactly what they represent.