SHORT HILLS, N.J., Oct. 30 COLORBLENDS willdonate a portion of the proceeds generated from the sale of its "SpringForward" daffodil collection to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation(CDRF), the national, non-profit organization dedicated to finding treatmentsand cures for spinal cord injury and improving the lives of people living withparalysis.
The Spring Forward collection, available from COLORBLENDS online andthrough its 2007 catalog, is a complimentary blend of two hardy, deerresistant daffodils for autumn planting. One is glowing yellow with a broadorange cup. The other is a double with soft yellow petals interspersed withflecks of reddish orange. In a sunny, well-drained location, these perennialswill brighten the spring landscape for many years to come. COLORBLENDS willdonate 40% of the purchase price to the search for a cure for paralysis.
"Christopher and Dana Reeve worked tirelessly to improve the lives ofpeople living with paralysis," said Tim Schipper, owner of COLORBLENDS. "Weare honored to join in the quest for a cure for paralysis and help improve thequality of life for those individuals and families living with it. We hopeproceeds from the Spring Forward collection will help the Foundation continueto provide help and hope far beyond the daffodil season."
COLORBLENDS delivers premium quality, top-sized daffodil, tulip, crocus,amaryllis, and hyacinth bulbs direct from the Netherlands at wholesale prices.This third-generation, family owned company invests a great amount of effortdeveloping and testing new flowerbulb blends and evaluating new varieties,many of which are available right now.
"We are delighted that COLORBLENDS is supporting the Christopher and DanaReeve Foundation with their Spring Forward collection," said PeterWilderotter, President. "We are so appreciative for COLORBLENDS support ofChris' and Dana's mission and for commemorating their amazing lives and legacyin this unique and beautiful way."
To order the Spring Forward collection and other flowerbulbs fromCOLORBLENDS, visit http://www.colorblends.com, http://www.daffodildepot.com orcall 888-847-8637. Links to these sites can be found on the Foundation'swebsite at http://www.ChristopherReeve.org/shop
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinalcord injury by funding innovative research and improving the quality of lifefor people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. Tolearn more about the Foundation's programs and services and how you can help,please visit http://www.ChristopherReeve.org or call800-225-0292.
SOURCE Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation