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Company raises money for cancer research

VIENNA – The City of Vienna was “pretty in pink” on May 30 for Pink Day, the annual breast cancer research fundraising event held by Scots Landscape.

A portion of the proceeds of every pink flower, flowering tree or shrub sold that day was earmarked for breast cancer research. This year’s donation will honor Stephanie Starcher, local school superintendent battling breast cancer.

Madeson Witkosky, of Scots Landscape, said Starcher was chosen because of her positive and inspirational outlook.

“Stephanie is such an amazing woman who inspires so many people. And what better way to show our support than through Pink Day,” Witkosky said.

Jamie Witkosky, also of Scots Landscape, said Pink Day was created to show support to many friends who had dealt with cancer in their lives.

“Pink Day is our way of saying to people fighting cancer friends, family, co-workers that we are standing with you and you are not alone,” she said.

She also said the event has grown each year.

“The show of support from the community for the event this year was overwhelming, and we knew it would be. Stephanie is an incredible example of courage, and it was really our honor to be able to honor her in this way.” Witkosky said.

During the event, customers were welcomed by all shades of pink in the Scots greenhouse and marketplace.

In addition to being treated to home-made cookies made by friends from North Parkersburg Baptist Church, customers received door prizes and Scots gift cards.

Jessie Towner, Scots Visual Merchandising Manager, said everyone involved was pleased with the outcome and the results of the fundraising efforts.

“We were extremely pleased with the amount of money that was raised this year,” she said. “It is great to know we were able to play a role in helping to find a cure for this terrible disease.”

Pink Day is an annual event held in late spring by Scots Landscape, a leading landscape design and greenhouse in Vienna. The company is also home to a produce marketplace and bulk yard for landscaping materials.

For more information on Scots, visit scotlandscape.com.