Breast Cancer Survivors Celebrate With Passion At OC Race for the Cure

September 23rd, 2012

_MG_0218NEWPORT BEACH, California — Breast cancer survivors along with family, friends and community members gathered to celebrate life and a future hope for breast cancer research at the 21st annual Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure in Newport Beach on Sunday. Over 20,000 runners kicked off the 5K run/walk at Fashion Island as early as 7:15 a.m. One-thousand of those registered participants were breast cancer survivors. Female survivors sported pink T-shirt and hats, while male survivors wore gray.

Komen’s goal was to raise $3 million at this year’s event. According to the Orange County Race for the Cure website, over 22,000 participants raised $3 million for the event in 2011. That effort turned the race into the largest event of its kind in Orange County. Of that money, 75 percent stays in Orange County for breast cancer screening and education, while the remainder goes toward breast cancer research.

Marie La Fargue, a three-time breast cancer survivor, was named the 2012 Most Influential Survivor at addressed a crowd of survivors at the race. “I’m here to show inspiration and hope to all the women here because I’m here after three separate and distinct breast cancers and 19 years of survivorship,” said La Fargue. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1993 and believes in early detection. Statistics show one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

Passion Growers donated a pink rose to every survivor that attended the event.

One Rose for Michael Jackson

June 25th, 2012

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On the third anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death (June 25, 2012), 10,477 long-stem Passion Growers Freedom roses decorated the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, where Jackson is interred. Robyn Starkand -– who helped organize the massive rose delivery fueled “One Rose for Michael Jackson” campaign –- said the roses allowed many fans who couldn’t make the trek feel like they were part of the memorial. Asked why she chose roses, Robyn Starkland said it was an easy pick. “It’s the creme de la creme of flowers, and that’s what he was.”

Passion Growers Mentioned in Super Floral Retailing Magazine

June 1st, 2012

Uptown Grocery, a new specialty market in Oklahoma, makes the floral department a focal point. Super Floral Retailing shares the market’s story on their development of a new floral department. Passion Growers is Uptown Market’s bouquets, consumer bunches and rose supplier. Click here to read the entire story.

PASSION GROWERS’ EMPLOYEES VOLUNTEER FOR LOCAL CHILDREN’S HOME

May 30th, 2012

His House Children’s Home recognizes local supporters for their volunteerism

His House Children’s Home honors and recognizes many Passion Growers employees who have worked hard over the past year to help make the children feel at home. The employees’ children’s’ Girl Scout Troop and friends (many of which are Passion Growers employees) were awarded with His House Children’s Home’s “Outstanding Volunteer Group of the Year for 2012.”

Passion Growers’ employees Jacqueline Binner and Kathy Smith have volunteered much of their spare time to helping the children of “His House” and by working with the children of local Girl Scout Troop #10306 from Saint Mark Catholic School. “This is such an honor and one that we all could not have received if it weren’t for all the hard work and dedication from the many volunteers,” said Binner. “We have all been so blessed by these wonderful children and they have allowed us to be a part of their lives and we have grown as people from the experience. We have grown in love!”

His House Children’s Home is a private, non-profit, faith-based organization dedicated to restoring the joy in the lives of children from newborn to 18 years of age, and those who have transitioned out of the foster care system. Established in 1989, the organization provides residential care for abused, neglected and drug-exposed children in a home-like setting.

The agency is licensed by the Florida Department of Children & Families, contracted by Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Inc. and in Broward County ChildNet, Inc. as a residential program and child-placement agency. As such, the organization is a frontline provider of residential services when an abused child comes into a foster care system. His House is committed to breaking the cycle of abuse, while meeting the emotional, medical, educational and social needs of the child. The organization provides programs and services ranging from residential care, foster and adoption placement, case-management, in-house counseling, the His House Academy, tutoring, in addition to weekly enrichment activities such as art, music, athletics, drama and music production. Since its inception, His House has restored the joy in the lives of over 4,500 children. For more information on His House Children’s Home or to learn how you can help, visit http://www.hhch.org/.

Roses For Rosie! Rosie O’Donnell Thanks Passion Growers…

March 20th, 2012

On Wednesday, March 20, 2012, Rosie O’Donnell celebrated her 50th birthday during The Rosie Show. Passion Growers helped Rosie celebrate with Roses for Rosie! During the show, Rosie O’Donnell thanked Passion Growers for participating in her 50th Birthday Bash. You can watch a clip from the episode by clicking here.

San Diego’s ‘Go Red for Women’ Goes Red with Passion Roses!

March 16th, 2012

Passion Growers provided red roses for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women luncheon in San Diego. The Go Red for Women campaign encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, and also encourages action to save more lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. It also gives them the tools they need to lead a heart healthy life. The proceeds raised from the 2012 Go Red for Women Luncheon will go towards funding much-needed life saving cardiovascular and stroke research, public health educational activities and professional education of our local medical community, specifically focused on San Diegan Women. Passion Growers is proud to support this life-saving organization.

Passion Growers’ Roses Help Create a Memorable Event Benefiting the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation

February 15th, 2012

The Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation wanted to refresh fund-raising efforts for its February 8 event. Committee members decided to partner with Wine, Women & Shoes, a group that works with charities and corporate clients on creating event platforms involving fund-raising, building awareness, team building, and client networking.

Tables in the Coral Grand ballroom, which sold for $2,000 to $3,000, had white tablecloths, round centerpieces with light pink roses and green foliage created by Karla Conceptual Event Experiences with flowers provided by Passion Growers…

To read the full story in BizBash Magazine, click here.

Passion Growers Featured on Extra TV

February 14th, 2012

Passion Growers’ roses were featured on Extra TV. Show host, Mario Lopez, encouraged all of his viewers and audience members to buy their loved ones Passion Growers’ roses this Valentine’s Day! Check out the video here: Passion Growers on Extra TV

Passion Growers, The Official Rose of the 2012 Miss America Pageant, Congratulates Miss Wisconsin, Laura Kaeppeler, as the New Miss America!

January 14th, 2012

Photo Courtesy of the Miss America Organization

Passion Growers, a premium rose supplier and provider, congratulates Miss Wisconsin, Laura Kaeppeler, who was crowned as the newest Miss America on Saturday, January 14. The 2011 Miss America Pageant was broadcasted live from the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 14, 2012 (9:00-11:00 p.m., EST) on ABC.

Passion Growers, the Official Rose of The 2012 Miss America Pageant, provided the pageant with an assortment of roses that were prominently featured on-air and off-air during the pre-and post-Miss America Pageant events. This year’s winner (as well as the 2011 Miss America winner) received a luscious bouquet of red Passion Growers roses during her coronation.

“We congratulate Miss America winner, Laura Kaeppeler, on winning the coveted title. We wish her much success as she begins her year-long journey focused on her social justice platform – mentoring children of incarcerated parents,” says Passion Growers founder Jaime Peisach. “The Miss America Organizations’ commitment to education and community outreach are equally aligned with Passion Growers’ own core values. We are excited to be bestowed this honor, and congratulate all of the participants who strive to create a better world for future generations.”

Passion Growers recognizes the important mission that the Miss America Organization works towards; providing young women with a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals and instill a spirit of community service through a variety of unique nationwide community-based programs. Likewise, Passion Growers is committed to being a company where its people can develop their full potential and we continuously strive to improve the communities where we work and live.

About Passion Growers
Now in its 10th year, Passion Growers is a family-oriented company dedicated to growing and providing the most beautiful and highest-quality roses. Passion Growers’ 200+ varieties of roses can be found in more than 5,000 retail and grocery stores around the country. Recently, Passion Growers was selected by the Rose Bowl and the Tournament of Roses to become the Rose Bowl’s Official Rose of the Rose Bowl, the Official Rose of the Rose Bowl Game, and the Official Rose of Rose Bowl Stadium. For more information on Passion Growers, visit www.PassionGrowers.com.

PASSION GROWERS’ ROSE FARM NAMED AS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK IN COLOMBIA

December 16th, 2011


PASSION GROWERS’ ROSE FARM NAMED AS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK IN COLOMBIA

Ipanema Farms Achieves Accolade by the Great Places to Work® Institute Colombia

MIAMI, FL (December 16, 2011)Passion Growers, a premium rose grower and provider, proudly announces that its rose farm, C.I. Flores Ipanema S.A. (Ipanema Farms), has been named as a Great Place to Work by the Great Places to Work® Institute Colombia. Ipanema Farms was ranked in the top twenty-five Great Places to Work, coming in at number twenty.

According to the Great Places to Work® Institute, great workplaces are built through the day-to-day relationships that employees experience. Employees believe they work for great organizations when they consistently trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do, and enjoy the people they work with.

“We are excited and humbled by this achievement,” said Jaime Peisach of Passion Growers. “When we started Passion Growers ten years ago, our vision was to create a workplace where every employee, at every level, could develop their full potential and build their careers in an environment that reflects and respects their values. With more than 3,000 people employed by Ipanema Farms, we have always placed a priority on providing a supportive environment in which every employee can flourish. We would like to congratulate Ipanema Farms’ team on this achievement.”

Passion Growers and Ipanema Farms are proud to share this recognition with many other worldwide brands and companies who come from broad industries such as telecommunications, automotive, food and beverage and many more. We salute all companies who work hard to create the best place to work for their employees.

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About Passion Growers:
Now in its 10th year, Passion Growers is a family-oriented company dedicated to growing and providing the most beautiful and highest-quality roses. Passion Growers’ 200+ varieties of roses can be found in more than 5,000 retail and grocery stores around the country. Recently, Passion Growers was selected by the Rose Bowl and the Tournament of Roses to become the Rose Bowl’s Official Rose of the Rose Bowl, the Official Rose of the Rose Bowl Game, and the Official Rose of Rose Bowl Stadium. Passion Growers was also named as the Official Rose of the 2011 Miss America Pageant. For more information on Passion Growers, visit www.PassionGrowers.com.

About Great Place to Work:
The Great Place to Work® Institute, Inc. is an investigation and business management organization, with their main offices in the United States and affiliates around the world. At the Great Place to Work® Institute, since 1980, employees have been heard and employers are evaluated, to understand what aspects make up a great workplace. The permanent investigation, the assessment tools and the interventions realized, have made the Institute a leader in helping to consolidate workplaces with a high level of trust and that contribute a great value to the construction of a better society. For more information on The Great Place to Work® Institute, visit www.greatplacetowork.com.