Survivors celebrate life with flowers
“We are still here and laughing,” said Hannah Almstead of Encino at El Dorado Nursery’s Sunflower Breast Cancer Awareness Day.
The second annual event on Aug. 24 was hosted by Almstead’s daughter/nursery owner Juliet Voigtlander, a breast cancer survivor. The day of hope included learning, sharing and just enjoying the beauty of sunflowers throughout the nursery, which boasts a wall of the golden flowers. Guests included ladies from the Hooters Support Group in Placerville and Kaiser Roseville healthcare professionals who helped treat Voigtlander.
More than $200 was raised for the American Cancer Society and Voigtlander encourages people to consider making a donation
“If you were not able to make the event and would still like to show your support, we are selling potted sunflowers for the cause,” she wrote in a “thank you” e-mail. “You can also make a donation to the American Cancer Society at the nursery and we will get it to them.”
For more information call (530) 676-6555 or visit eldoradonursery.com.