DAVIDSON – Davidson residents shouldn’t be surprised to see large groups of flamingos in their yard during the upcoming weeks.
No, global migration patterns aren’t shifting.
Students from Connor House at Davidson College will be filling Davidson residents’ yards with pink plastic flamingos as a way to raise awareness for Earlier.org, Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test.
Davidson’s all-girl social and service group calls it “flocking” and it’s part of a series of their Bosom Buddies fundraisers that culminate to an end-of-the-year gala on March 23.
For $20, Davidson residents can have the members of Connor House fill a friend’s yard with flamingos under the cover of darkness or while homeowners are at work.
The girls will retrieve the flamingos from the yard and give that person the opportunity to choose someone else for a flocking.
The money earned by Bosom Buddies will help fund earlier detection of breast cancer.
This is the second year that Connor House has performed the flockings.
The Bosom Buddies Fundraising Gala event will be held March 23 at the Lilly Family Gallery on Davidson's campus.
The event will feature a cocktail hour with open wine and beer bar, silent and live auctions, a raffle and dinner catered by Flatiron Kitchen and Taphouse in Davidson.
The keynote speakers for the gala will be Jill and Sean Gladieux from Earlier.org.
Sean is the president of Earlier.org and Jill is a breast cancer survivor.
Last year, Connor House raised over $90,000 for earlier.org, enough to fund two research grants.
The flockings are organized by Leah Baldasare, chair of Connor House’s outreach committee and co-chair Rachel Stelter.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to buy tickets, to schedule a flocking or for information about Bosom Buddies.