Flower Fundraiser to Again Benefit Local Health Care

  • March 31, 2022

Brookings Health System Foundation Director Sara Schneider visits with Medary Acres Greenhouse Owner Lynn Darnall about potential designs for the special flower tins that will be a part of this year’s Flower Fundraiser. During the month of April people may pre-order hanging flower baskets, deluxe patio pots and the special flower tins. A portion of the proceeds from flower sales will help the Foundation support local healthcare programs. Orders may be placed by visiting brookingshealth.org/Flowers or calling the Foundation at (605) 696-8855.
Brookings Health System Foundation Director Sara Schneider visits with Medary Acres Greenhouse Owner Lynn Darnall about potential designs for the special flower tins that will be a part of this year’s Flower Fundraiser. During the month of April people may pre-order hanging flower baskets, deluxe patio pots and the special flower tins. A portion of the proceeds from flower sales will help the Foundation support local healthcare programs. Orders may be placed by visiting brookingshealth.org/Flowers or calling the Foundation at (605) 696-8855.

Brookings Health System Foundation and Medary Acres Greenhouse have teamed together for the second year to hold a Flower Fundraiser benefiting the mission of local health care.

Throughout the month of April individuals may pre-order a hanging flower basket ($25), deluxe patio pot ($50) or special flower tin ($15). Participants will receive a confirmation receipt with details on how to pick up their order from Medary Acres through the month of May. Medary Acres will provide a variety of flowers and colors for participants to choose from.

“Last year the community helped to make our inaugural Flower Fundraiser for Brookings Health System a success,” said Foundation Director Sara Schneider. “Flowers are a great way to recognize Mother’s Day, Memorial Day or spread some cheer this spring while supporting local healthcare in our community.”

Flower sales not only help local health programs, but also can give participants or recipients mental health benefits. Research from Rutgers University found that flowers improve people’s overall emotional health and well-being. Receiving flowers has an immediate impact on happiness. Flowers also help reduce feelings of depression and anxiety and lead to increased contact with family and friends.

A portion of the proceeds from all Flower Fundraiser sales will go toward Brookings Health System Foundation. Orders are closed at this time.

For over 11 years Brookings Health System Foundation has supported Brookings Health System through facility, equipment and technology upgrades; health and wellness education for our community and employees; and assistance for patients and their families. For more information, please visit brookingshealth.org/Foundation.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic & Optical, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga, South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency and extended care services. Brookings Hospital provides local access to doctors in Brookings and offers robotic da Vinci surgery and Mako robotic-arm assisted procedures, making it one of the premier rural community hospitals in South Dakota. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.

About Brookings Health System Foundation

The mission of Brookings Health System Foundation is “Inspiring people to support Brookings Health System through philanthropy, recognizing the vital role of local healthcare in sustaining quality of life in our community.” Gifts to the Foundation support charity health care for those less fortunate, health and wellness education, facility, equipment, and technology upgrades and other needs as they arise at Brookings Health System. For more information about Brookings Health System Foundation or how you may contribute, please contact Foundation Director Sara Schneider at (605) 696-8855 or foundation@brookingshealth.org.