During the month of September, Grace Rose Farm in Santa Ynez will donate 25% of all proceeds from the purchase of Love Song roses to benefit the Alzheimer's Association.
Husband/wife duo and Grace Rose Farm owners Ryan and Graci Poulson announced on Sept. 1 the reason behind their monthlong fundraising efforts.
"This weekend marked five years since my dad passed from Alzheimer’s," Ryan Poulson explained. "He was a larger than life character — funny, kind, gentle, humble, caring, loving, supportive, encouraging, chivalrous and so much more. My time with him was cut way too short, but I am forever grateful that I got to call him dad."
In honor of Poulson's father and those affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia, the couple said, they selected the Love Song rose for its mauve-lavender color, which also represents the Alzheimer's organization's thematic purple color.