By Beacon Impatiens
By Beacon Impatiens
PanAmerican Seed has made 2021 charitable donations reaching roughly $81,000.00 thanks to proceeds of its Beacon Impatiens global seed sales.
The donation was presented to two organizations fighting Pulmonary Fibrosis, a progressive and deadly lung disease. The Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (CPFF) and the Dutch Association of Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients (Pendersfonds) each received $40,725.00 (US) on behalf of PanAmerican Seed and Beacon Impatiens.
The Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation is a registered not-for-profit Canadian charitable foundation established in 2009 to provide hope and support for people affected by PF. It raises money to find causes and treatments for PF, provides education and support, and helps answer those non-medical questions frequently asked by those suffering with the disease.
The Dutch Pulmonary Fibrosis Patient Association is also there for patients with PF and their families. It stimulates and financially supports research into the causes and treatments of PF, and works closely with healthcare professionals and its sister organizations throughout Europe. The association believes patients should be well-informed about their disease since education makes them stronger and helps them get the best possible care.
Pulmonary Fibrosis is a disease that scars and stiffens the lungs, making it increasingly difficult to breathe and accomplish daily tasks. It is a lesser-known disease that affects not only the thousands of people inflicted, but also their families and caregivers.
“Beacon Impatiens continues to meet the needs of gardeners across the world with its colourful, long-lasting flowers for the shade, and it is fabulous that each year we are able to give-back to others tackling challenges of their own,” said Claire Josephson, Marketing Manager for PanAmerican Seed.
Additionally, PanAmerican Seed has committed to donating a percentage of its global seed sales to a new charity each year.
A new charity is expected to be announced soon for the 2022 sales season.
For more information about Beacon Impatiens, visit www.beaconimpatiens.com.