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Round Up for Charity

ANN ARBOR, Mich., September 27, 2017 – English Gardens is hosting a fundraiser for the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute to support breast cancer research during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

To raise funds, English Gardens is asking customers to round up their purchases to the nearest whole dollar or more, and 100% of the money raised will be donated to Karmanos.  The fundraiser will be held October 1-31.  Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual campaign to increase awareness about prevention, early detection and cancer research to help end this devastating disease.

“We launched our ‘Round Up Your Purchase’ program in August, and have received a very positive response from customers,” explains John Darin, English Gardens president. “We’ve partnered with the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in the past and have raised more than $ 46,000 for breast cancer research.”

“We are truly grateful for the continued generosity of the English Gardens’ family and the outstanding support by its loyal customers whose donations help raise awareness of this disease and fuel the cancer research program at Karmanos Cancer Institute,” said Katrina Studvent, chief development officer, Karmanos Cancer Institute.

“As an 11 year breast cancer survivor who was treated at Karmanos, I’m keenly aware of how important it is to have a great team of cancer experts, and how critical breast cancer research is for the advancement of new therapies to help those with this disease survive.”

“This year alone in Michigan, it’s estimated that 8,160 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.  Your collective support will make a huge difference for the women, and men, fighting to survive this disease. Thank you for your generosity.” 

For more information on the “Round Up Your Purchase s program, call 1-800-335-GROW.

English Gardens is a family-owned, Michigan business. All seven retail stores will be participating in the program, including: 


  • Ann Arbor, 155 N. Maple at Jackson in the Maple Village Shopping Center

(734) 332-7900

  • Clinton Township, 44850 Garfield Road at Hall Road

(586) 286-6100

  • Dearborn Heights, 22650 Ford Road at Outer Drive

(313) 278-4433

  • Eastpointe, 22501 Kelly Road at Nine Mile Road

(586) 771-4200

  • Highland, Colasanti’s Greenhouse, 468 S. Milford Road
    (810) 292-4526
  • Royal Oak-Troy, 4901 Coolidge Highway

(248) 280-9500

  • West Bloomfield, 6370 Orchard Lake Road

(248) 851-7506


English Gardens offers top quality products, including indoor and outdoor plants and flowers, gardening supplies, patio furniture, garden décor, landscape design and installation, as well as the area’s largest selection of Christmas trees and decorations during November and December.  Four of its retail stores – Clinton Twp., Dearborn Heights, Royal Oak and West Bloomfield – have full-service floral departments, offering custom floral arrangements and decorations for all occasions. To learn more, visit Follow English Gardens on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

About the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Karmanos Cancer Institute is headquartered in Detroit, with 14 locations throughout Michigan. As part of McLaren, Karmanos is the largest cancer care and research network in the state. It is among the nation’s best cancer centers as one of the National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States and the only one located in metro Detroit. Karmanos cancer experts focus solely on cancer to prevent, detect and treat as well as eradicate all forms of cancer. Its long-term partnership with the Wayne State University School of Medicine enhances the collaboration of critical research and academics related to cancer care. For more information, call 1-800-KARMANOS (800-527-6266) or visit Follow Karmanos on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

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