Fundora said Purple Pansies is completely volunteer, meaning more of the funds raised can go directly toward donating.
In September, Purple Pansies will host their 11th Annual Gala, which Fundora says is a huge way to thank donors while remembering her mother.
“For me, it is a continuing way to be able to honor her life and honor her legacy as she was a human being and individual of kindness,” Fundora said. “Even coming from an extremely poor family, she was still extremely resilient and continued to grow.”
Fundora said the nonprofit’s original fundraising goal was $650,000, but that this year, “we have an anonymous donor that will match those funds if we raise those funds.”
Fundora held the first fundraiser for pancreatic cancer in 2008 on the Mother’s Day after her mom passed away. She raised around three thousand dollars for a nonprofit in California and was encouraged to start a grassroots organization after that successful Mother’s Day.
“It brings me great happiness to continue to honor my mother’s life and that she is still alive, because I am a believer that love never dies,” she said.
To donate or learn more about Purple Pansies Inc., go to www.purplepansies.org.
Each Sunday we write about a deserving person or charity events such as fun-runs, volunteer projects and other community gatherings that benefit a good cause. To submit a story for us to cover, email us at email@example.com.