What's better than a Jack o' Lantern? A pumpkin for the cure.

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors
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What's better than a Jack o'lantern? A pumpkin for the cure.

Pumpkins for the cure

Recently, while doing some research regarding the many colors of pumpkins, I discovered a new one,  the Porcelain Doll. Who knew there were pink pumpkins?  The creation of this lovely pumpkin has its roots in October's well-known, and worthwhile cause for, " Breast Cancer Awareness."

The "pinkish" colored gourd was developed (quite by accident) by a Colorado pumpkin farmer. When he discovered the odd pumpkin in one of his fields, about 5 years ago, he (and a fellow farmer) reasoned that pink pumpkins should be associated with Breast Cancer awareness. Therefore, he immediately went to work to develop seeds.

Proceeds from sales of pink pumpkins help fund research for the cure.

Pink PumpkinsThe idea, and his Porcelain Doll hybrid pumpkin caught on with other farmers. In 2012, The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation was created to aid in the fight against breast cancer. America's pumpkin growers have agreed to give a percentage of proceeds from every pink pumpkin to organizations involved in breast cancer research.

Throughout the country, there are individuals and organizations who are also buying the premium seeds and growing the pumpkins for fund raising. For example, in California, a six-year old girl grew 60 pink pumpkins and donated the nearly $800 in proceeds to a local radio personality who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

Purchases of pink pumpkins help fight breast cancer.

Pink pumpkinsHelp spread the word and put a pink pumpkin on your porch this year.  Look for pink pumpkins at your local retailer, or call one of your area farmers who normally has a pumpkin patch this season. If they aren't familiar with the Porcelain Doll, maybe you'll help ensure they'll be around next year.

The only thing better than a Jack o' Lantern on your porch is a pink pumpkin for the cure!

Here's a list of the national retailers who sell pink pumpkins. Find your Porcelain Doll.

 By the way, if you're looking for a home with a great front porch, or a spot to grow your own pumpkins for the cure, I'd love to be your guide.

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Anita Clark
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Debb: Purchasing a pink pumpkin for the cure is indeed a good way to celebrate this season.  I will be on the lookout later today for a couple to put on my front porch.  Thanks for the idea!

Oct 26, 2013 12:54 AM #1
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You're welcome Anita. Your porch will be "pretty in pink."

Oct 26, 2013 12:59 AM #2
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Kristine Ginsberg
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Hi Debb - I've seen these pumpkins and they are so pretty. I hope to make some time today to get to our local nursery and pick up some of these pink pumpkins along with mums. Enjoy the weekend!

Oct 26, 2013 03:02 AM #3
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I can see these, with white pumpkins, on your beatiful front porch. An elegant shabby chic display of some sort. :) 

Oct 26, 2013 03:29 AM #4
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Debb,

They are beautiful and a great way to promote the cure.  Happy Saturday, A

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You too A. :)

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