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Mardi Gras souvenirs donated to a worthy cause

by webdev

March 28, 2011

Now that Mardi Gras is over, a Louisiana man is helping people who have left over doubloons - or souvenir coins - donate them to a good cause.

Kevin Donahoe will sell the coins to help fund the charity he created in memory of his father, Jim, who died of cancer in 1994. The charity, the Four O'Clocks Around the World Memorial Cancer Project, distributes flower seeds to anyone who requests them.

"The four o'clock flowers are a living symbol of hope," Donahoe told the Times-Picayune. "It's a way of giving people hope and also keeping the memory of my father alive. We give away thousands of packets of free seeds at numerous events each year across southern Louisiana. And we receive thousands of requests for free seeds in the mail from across the United States and around the world."

While planting seeds in support of the fight against cancer is a great way to show you care, sending a spring flowers bouquet is perhaps a more common method.

Whether you send flowers to an individual fighting the disease or to their family members, a flower gift can convey your support and may help offer hope.


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