Raffle For A Cure

Four Seasons Flowers is a proud supporter of the Parkinson’s Association Summit Walk for Stem Cell Research and we need your help to climb the Summit and help research find a cure!

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) became a personal story to Four Seasons owner Carma Bertran White, and her family, when her older sister Elena was diagnosed back in 2011. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disease for which there is no cure and it is the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disorder behind Alzheimer disease, affecting over 1.5%-2% of the population over the age of 60. Currently, in the United States, there are approximately 1 million persons with PD and an estimated 7 to 10 million people worldwide. By the time the disease is generally diagnosed, approximately 60-80% of the dopamine (DA) producing neurons have been destroyed. The research project’s goal is to replace the lost dopamineurgic cells with brand new dopamine producing neurons derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). This revolutionary Nobel Prize winning process utilizes a patient’s own skin cells to create induced pluripotent stem cells.  

Summit for Stem Cell Foundation’s vision is to bring to market an efficacious and safe induced pluripotent stem cell-based therapy for all patients with Parkinson’s disease. Their  mission is to increase awareness, educate and raise funds in support of research that will result in a victory over Parkinson’s disease.

Carma and her sister Elena will be trekking on the next “Pilgramage For Parkinson’s” in El Camino de Santiago, Spain to help raise awareness and the much-needed funds to help all patients who are affected by this devastating disease.

To read Carma and her sister’s story click on this link; https://summit-for-stem-cell-foundation.networkforgood.com/projects/44796-carma-white-s-trek-the-camino-for-parkinson-s

We are raffling off this beautiful arrangement!

 You could win this gorgeous arrangement in time for Mother’s Day!  All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Parkinson’s Association for Stem Cell Research. The winner will be chosen Friday, May 11th

Tickets can be purchased by calling Four Seasons Flowers at 858-484-7700 or by coming into the shop at 13289 Black Mountain Rd, Suite 5,  San Diego, 92129

 Ticket prices: $1.00 per ticket, $5.00 for 6 Tickets, $10.00 for 15 Tickets, $20.00 for 35 Tickets