September 1, 2016
Pink Days in Bloom founder recognized
Linda Follett-Ryan, founder of the cancer fundraising program Pink Days in Bloom, was among 70 Canadians recognized by Governor General David Johnston earlier this summer for their volunteer efforts.
A resident of Mount Pearl, N.L., Follett-Ryan built a partnership between the Canadian Cancer Society and garden centres throughout the Maritimes that has spawned many fundraising barbeques and tea parties.
The office of the Governor General wrote, “In 2011, while recovering from breast cancer treatments, Linda Follett-Ryan established Pink Days in Bloom, a fundraising initiative for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation run in conjunction with Communities in Bloom. Her activities, from the Sharing Our Strength Breast Cancer Support Group to the Evening of Pink, have brought people together and inspired civic growth.”