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Pink tulips bloom with hope at Clarkston Elementary

Sandy Winn, media center specialist, fourth-grade teacher Patty Walters, and her students raised $1,087 in their Pink Tulip Project garden at Clarkston Elementary. Photos provided (click for larger version)
May 05, 2010 - Hope blooms anew with Clarkston Elementary School's Pink Tulip Project.

Students planted 500 tulips in honor of Sandy Winn, media specialist at the school. The "Mrs. Winn will WIN!" garden, planted this past October, is a symbol of hope and renewal for cancer patients and their families, said Patty Walters, fourth grade teacher.

Fourth grade students, along with Clarkston Junior High Leadership Team, raised $1,087 as part of the Pink Tulip Project.

"It served as a way for the students to show their support and care for their beloved teacher, Sandy Winn, who has bravely faced cancer treatment this year," Walters said.

Proceeds go to the Maine Cancer Foundation's Women's Cancer Fund for cancer research and support programs. Pink Tulip Project was founded by Robin Whitten, diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. Clarkston Elementary's garden is one of more than 70 around the country.

For more information on the Maine Cancer Foundation, call 207-773-2533.

Phil is editor for The Clarkston News. He is a veteran of the first Iraq war, having served in the U.S. Army.
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