Flower Fundraiser to Support Brookings Health System Foundation

Brookings, S.D. – Mar. 29, 2021 – Brookings Health System Foundation and Medary Acres Greenhouse have teamed together to create a Flower Fundraiser benefiting the mission of local health care. 

Starting today until April 26, individuals may pre-order a hanging flower basket ($25), deluxe patio pot ($50) or special flower tin ($15). Individuals will receive a confirmation receipt with details on how to pick up their order from Medary Acres through the month of May.

“Flowers always make a great Mother’s Day gift,” said Lynn Darnall, owner of Medary Acres who also serves on Brookings Health System’s board of trustees. “Flowers are also a great way to spread cheer and kindness with one another. Medary Acres partnered with Brookings Health System Foundation to create the Flower Fundraiser as a great way for community members to show kindness to friends and neighbors they’ve missed during this past year of pandemic while also helping out the medical professionals we’ve been blessed to have care for us.”

Medary Ares will provide a variety of flowers and colors to choose from. A portion of the proceeds from all sales will go toward Brookings Health System Foundation. Orders may be placed by visiting brookingshealth.org/Flowers or calling the Foundation at (605) 696-8855. 

For over 10 years Brookings Health System Foundation has supported Brookings Health System through facility, equipment and technology upgrades; health and wellness education for our community and employees; and assistance for patients and their families. For more information, please visit brookingshealth.org/Foundation.


About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic & Optical, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga, South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency and extended care services. Brookings Hospital provides local access to doctors in Brookings and offers robotic da Vinci surgery and Mako robotic-arm assisted procedures, making it one of the premier rural community hospitals in South Dakota. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.

About Brookings Health System Foundation

The mission of Brookings Health System Foundation is “Inspiring people to support Brookings Health System through philanthropy, recognizing the vital role of local healthcare in sustaining quality of life in our community.” Gifts to the Foundation support charity health care for those less fortunate, health and wellness education, facility, equipment, and technology upgrades and other needs as they arise at Brookings Health System. For more information about Brookings Health System Foundation or how you may contribute, please contact Foundation Director Sara Schneider at (605) 696-8855 or [email protected].

PHOTO: Medary Acres Greenhouse Owners Brian and Lynn Darnall show Brookings Health System Foundation Director Sara Schneider the arrangement planted in one of their mixed hanging flower baskets that will be available for pickup as part of this year’s Flower Fundraiser. In addition to hanging baskets, individuals may also order deluxe patio pots or special flower tins; a portion of the proceeds will go toward the Foundation. Fundraiser orders may be placed now until April 26 by calling (605) 696-8855 or visiting brookingshealth.org/Flowers.