By Jan Somma-Hammel
Staten Island Advance | silive.com
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield, has been flocked with pink flamingos!
The plastic pink lawn ornaments are part of a fundraising effort to raise breast cancer awareness.
The Rab Wilkinson Foundation is seeking donations for Rab's Country Lanes 16th annual Bowling Against Breast Cancer. And what better way to find donors than by surprising them with flamingos?
"We started our campaign this past week, flocking our friends," said Frank Wilkinson, of the the Rab Wilkinson Foundation, which is dedicated to strengthening and improving the quality of life on Staten Island.
Here's how this year's campaign, which runs through the end of October, works.
If you discover a dozen or so plastic flamingos in your yard -- "you've been flocked," meaning you are being encouraged to make a donation to the Bowling Against Breast Cancer event. You then get to choose the next place to "flock" for a donation -- inundating the next yard with pink flamingos.
In the last 15 years, with various fundraisers, the Wilkinson Foundation has raised over $570,000 to fight against breast cancer.
Watch the above video to learn more about flamingos flocking to raise money for an important cause!