The Northern NJ Chapter of the Guardians of the Ribbon will be at Abma's Farm, 700 Lawlins Road, Wyckoff, on Saturday, June 2, as part of a "Pink Day" fundraiser for cancer. The pink firetruck GEMMA will be parked near the greenhouses at the farm from 1 to 4 p.m. for cancer survivors to sign. The truck can also be signed in memory of a loved one lost to cancer or in support for someone who is battling cancer.
The nonprofit Guardians of The Ribbon supports all types of cancer relief efforts and focuses on women as a whole, in whatever type of cancer they battle.The pink trucks serve as a memorial for those lost in the battle against cancer, and as an inspiration to those still fighting.
The Abma family chose to hold this fundraiser in honor of family matriarch and cancer-survivor Judy Abma. The day is dedicated to everyone in Northern New Jersey who has been affected by any form of cancer. All cancer survivors in attendance will receive a special pink plant.
The Abma family has set a goal of raising $5,000 for the American Cancer Society (ACS) and other cancer relief organizations. Here's how you can help reach that goal:
Buy pink plants. We will donate 10 percent of all pink plant sales on June 2 to cancer charities.
Wear a pink shirt. We will donate $1 for every person who checks in to the greenhouse wearing a pink shirt.
Get a pink balloon. Buy a pink balloon for $1 donation.
Plant a pink flower. For a $5 donation, children can plant a pink flower to bring home.
Ride a pink pony. New pony Penelope is going pink for the day! Abma's Farm will donate $1 of every pony.
Come to the Petting Zoo. Enjoy a special hands-on petting zoo in the corral (normally reserved for birthday parties). All sales of animal crackers will be donated.
The Northern NJ Chapter of the Guardians of the Ribbon was founded by breast cancer survivor Daria.
For more information about Pink Day, visit www.pinkhealsnnj.org.