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Orchids benefit Whidbey General Hospital

February 25, 2013 · Updated 7:44 PM

Teresa Fulton, an orchid sale veteran, will again volunteer this year to help Whidbey General Hospital. / Photo courtesy of WGH

It may be dreary outside, but it will be bright and colorful inside Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 5, when A.J. Florals will sell a dazzling array of orchids to benefit Whidbey General Hospital.

Many varieties will be available. Most are easy to care for and will bloom for months. They’re also inexpensive — from $15 to $40.

Each purchase includes written instructions on how to best care for the orchid with tips on how to keep them blooming.

A portion of profits supports the Whidbey General Hospital Auxiliary.

The auxiliary raises money through the hospital gift shop and ongoing events to help purchase items to benefit patient care at Whidbey General.

During 2012, these items included a cordless telemetry unit for the Whidbey Family Birthplace, 17 flat screen digital televisions for patient care areas and a cardiac rehabilitation treadmill for the Life Center for Essential Wellness.

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