New Hope Volunteer Creates Flowers for Race for the Cure
The annual Susan G. Komen Twin Cities Race for the Cure takes place on Mother’s Day, and a New Hope breast cancer survivor will play a prominent role.
For the past 18 years, a group of volunteers have made their way to Jo Fachman‘s New Hope garage to arrange floral bouquets for Sunday’s Twin Cities Race for the Cure.
Fachman is a former florist, and she uses her connections to get local shops to donate flowers by the truckload.
Roughly 80 volunteers will spend the better part of a day making 3,500 floral arrangements. Then, the flowers will be hauled off to Southdale and put up in the survivor’s tent.
“There’s five vendors here in the city that are wholesalers that donate me flowers,” said Fachman, a breast cancer survivor. “And without that, I couldn’t do this. Without my friends, it wouldn’t happen. And I’m just the little cog here that works to make it happen.”
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure kicks off at Southdale in Edina Sunday at 7 a.m.