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Fergus Falls beware — flamingos are on their way

Published 11:43am Thursday, July 24, 2014

Event will raise money for cancer center

Daily Journal

Pink flamingos may be coming to a yard near you.

Lake Region Healthcare has created the Take A Stand Against Cancer Flamingo Flocking event to raise money for the Cancer Care & Research Center. The event is part of the PRCA Rodeo “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” Night on Saturday, Aug. 9. The flocking will begin July 28 and run until the day of the rodeo.

Two flocks of 25 lawn flamingos will be placed in selected lawns in Fergus Falls. To remove the flamingos, residents will be asked to donate to the Lake Region Healthcare Foundation for the Cancer Care & Research Center. Residents can also make a donation and choose the next lawn for the flock to visit.

“We wanted to create a unique way to raise money and awareness for cancer care while sticking to the ‘Tough Enough to Wear Pink’ theme for the rodeo, and what’s more unique than a flock of flamingos?” said LRH CEO and President Larry Schulz. “We hope the community has fun with it and is eager to flock their family and friends, all while helping a great cause.”

LRH staff and volunteers will be moving the flamingos from lawn to lawn during the event. They plan to keep the flocking in the Fergus Falls vicinity. Residents may also purchase insurance if they wish to protect their lawn from a surprise flocking. Those interested in participating are encouraged to call the Foundation visit lrhc.org, email foundation@lrhc.org or call 218-736-8193.

LRH also will sell clothing and merchandise with the Take A Stand Against Cancer flamingo theme at the hospital gift shop and at rodeo, Schulz added.

“Our goal is to have the whole city in pink and taking a stand against cancer alongside the flamingos,” he said.

Visit lrhc.org for more information on the Take A Stand Against Cancer flamingo flocking or rodeo night.

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