Tulip garden a symbol of the fight against breast cancer
Jun 10, 2011
Amy's Garden is a tulip garden planted in honor of Amy Erickson, who succumbed to breast cancer in 1995, according to a report from KARE 11. The Garden is sponsored by Caribou Coffee, for which Erickson worked, and the flowers were featured at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Minnesota.
The breast cancer race, scheduled for the same day as Mother's Day, was highly anticipated by many. The Susan G. Komen foundation is known around the world for its dedication to breast cancer. The group was started when one sister promised another, who was dying from the illness, that she would never cease until a cure had been found.
In the U.S., more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, according to the American Cancer Society. One in eight women will have breast cancer, which also affects men.
The run/walk event in Minnesota is anticipated to draw thousands of people.