Mum sale to raise funds for Walk to Defeat ALS

August 24, 2012 | Events, UToday
By Staff

The Nana’s Flowers of Hope team is sponsoring a mum flower sale fundraiser to benefit the ALS Association’s efforts to fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Just in time for Grandparents’ Day, the fundraiser will sell hardy mums in yellow, lavender and russet for $10 each.

The plants, which are in one-gallon containers with a 10- to 14-inch bloom circumference, are on sale now and can be picked up from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at the former Dowd-Nash-White residence halls on Campus Drive on UT’s Main Campus.

The money raised by the mum flower sale will go toward the $6,500 goal the Nana’s Flowers of Hope team has set for its participation in the Walk to Defeat ALS Sunday, Oct. 7.

The team honors Diane Hymore, a longtime employee of The University of Toledo and President Lloyd Jacobs’ assistant for many years, who recently was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Orders for the mum sale can be made online at and payment can be made through payroll deduction via the Satellites Auxiliary for Health Science Campus employees or cash/check the day of the flower pickup Sept. 7.

Anyone interested in joining the Walk to Defeat ALS or making a tax-deductible contribution can do so by visiting the team’s website at

The Walk to Defeat ALS will be held Sunday, Oct. 7, starting at 11:30 a.m. at Promedica Flower Hospital in Sylvania.

For more information, contact team co-chairs Toni Blochowski at 419.277.2523 or John Adams at 419.461.0412.

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