Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Republic Bank will raise money for cancer research by ‘flocking’ yards in Fayette County
Typically, a flock of pink flamingos in the front yard means it’s someone’s birthday. But in the Lexington area, placing pink flamingos in someone’s yard has taken on a new meaning.
Lexington-based Republic Bank associates are raising money for breast cancer research by placing a flock of pink plastic flamingos in the yards of local residences, and businesses.
“If you’ve been ‘flocked’ pass it on,” said Republic Bank Lexington Market President Bo Henry .
Republic Bank can be contacted by phone or online. For a $20 or more donation to the American Cancer Society’s Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign, Republic Bank will transplant the birds to any Fayette County yard.
Local businesses can ‘flock’ a competitor’s yard or if your home has been flocked, you can have the birds moved to the yard of someone with a sense of humor, and willingness to help the American Cancer Society. Henry said each recipient receives information both on how to make a donation, and have the flock wing its way to another Fayette County location.
Republic Private Banker Emily Miller said Republic’s American Cancer Society’s initiative generated more than $10,000 for breast cancer research last year.
“This year, we’re hoping even more individuals and businesses will get in on the fun,” she said. “Our team is ready to flock virtually any business or residential yard in Fayette County!”
Go online to pinkflamingosforlife.org for more information or to “flock” a friend.