Thursday, December 6, 2007

Hear We Go A Caroling!

Join us for holiday caroling and flower delivery on December 20! It was a beautiful event last year. Don't miss it!

( If you did not receive your e-vite, shoot me an email and we will make sure you are on the list!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks for all your help along the way! We continue to hear so many kind comments from patients, their families and the staff of HOV. Know that our effort matters!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Thanks for joining us at DISH!

Be sure to check the schedule often and join us on Wednesdays when you can! Mark your calenders for our annual Christmas Caroling and flower delivery scheduled for Sunday, December 16 at 3:30. More details to come!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

We're Back!

Some of us took some time away from the heat this summer and we are grateful to those who kept the spirit of our organization alive! As the temps cool...when they cool.. it will help to keep those blossoms looking fresh! We look forward to seeing you on Wednesdays at five!
PS: Ted and I actually did our arranging at home to beat the heat!

Friday, June 8, 2007


Congratulations to Kevin and Shawna, co-owners of Your Event Florist! They have been designated and honored as our Volunteers of the Year for their generous commitment to our program. Each week we have descended on their flower studio to create our flower arrangments and they have welcomed us with bright smiles each Wednesday. Kevin has patiently taught us how to make the arrangments look beautiful, sharing his tools and tricks of the trade. Shawna has helped us deliver and kept us on track with her cheery attitude. Thank you! And congratulations!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Mother's Day Special

For a girl who wore a plaid skirt to school for twelve years in a row, it brought a smile to my face to get a call from Father Bill. ( I wasn't in trouble! ) He runs Andre House, the homeless shelter in downtown Phoenix. "It is rare that our guests are treated to such beautiful flowers, " he said in expressing his gratitude for the deliveries we made on Mother's Day. More than 30 centerpieces adorned the tables at the shelter and we passed out single roses and orchids to the mothers who lined up for dinner.
Thanks so much to Shawna and Kevin, Colleen, Alex and Teddy ( and our great Destination Manager driver ) for taking time out on a steamy Sunday to bring smiles to people's faces! Photos to come!
PS: We dedicated the day to the memory of Jane Johnston.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Join Us at Olive & Ivy

Thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers. Celebrate our success and your contributions on Tuesday, May 22. Be there!

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Thanks TK!

Many thanks to Theresa Keeley who rescued some beautiful flowers from the post -event doldrums. She picked them up and delivered the arrangements to Hospice this morning. It is our hope that more and more blossoms will make their way to the bedside and provide momentary cheer to someone in need.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007


Many thanks to volunteers Susan Rosepink for her beautiful flowers, and Robin Milne, Prue Brito, Ann Morrissey, Vicki Maus, Jan Stephens, Mary Stephens and many others for the gift of their time. If you know others interested in volunteering please email

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


We've added our third hospice facility! Last week we expanded our efforts to include the Brighton home at 60th and Thomas. Thanks to Jake, Fletcher and Seth for helping to launch our third location.

Thursday, February 15, 2007


Thanks to our supporters and volunteers for a beautiful day! We delivered hundreds of magnificent roses, carnations, daisies and more to the women and children of Sojourner Center and the patients within Hospice along with a message of love and caring. A special thanks to Kevin and Shawna of YourEventFlorist for their donation of flowers, time, space and expertise!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Heartfelt Thanks!

Thanks to all those who have contributed to our first Valentine's Day Tribute! We will be delivering beautiful flowers ( and heart shaped cookies ) to Hospice and the Sojourner Center tomorrow. We so appreciate your generosity!

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Valentine's Day Tribute

Here’s a chance to share the love in a new and meaningful way on February 14 as we sponsor our first Annual Valentine’s Day Tribute.

We are urging volunteers to contribute or add to their Valentine’s Day dollars to send some love to two very special groups of people. Thanks to the generosity of supporters, patients within Hospice of the Valley Hospice homes and the women and children seeking shelter from abuse within the Sojourner Center, will receive the beautiful gift of fresh flowers and a message of caring on Valentine’s Day.

Volunteers wishing to donate may call or email the Hearts In Bloom designated florist, Your Event Florist, to contribute $25, $50, $100 or more. This will insure that blooms will be delivered to terminal patients and those seeking shelter from harm on a day that signifies love and caring. To make a contribution call 480.203.2740 or email your request to

Our volunteers hope to deliver a minimum of 350 bouquets on Valentine’s Day and we hope you will join us!

Monday, February 5, 2007

How You Can Help:

Our volunteers start at the flower studio where they put together the bouquets for each Hospice patient. Once the flowers are done, they deliver the vases to each room of the home and decorate the common areas with any extra bouquets.

We deliver every Wednesday to the Hospice of the Valley homes in Scottsdale, AZ. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Lynn O'Rourke Hayes at 480.556.6266 or via email at

Who We Are:

The Hearts In Bloom primary mission is to provide fresh flowers to terminally ill patients with the hopes of lifting their spirits and brightening their final days. Founders Lynn O’Rourke Hayes and Colleen Horan believe that delivering a small vase of beautiful fresh flowers to the Hospice patients' bedsides will show these patients, many of whom have no family nearby, that they are loved and thought of as they leave this world. Since every floral arrangement is created out of love and compassion, Hearts in Bloom embodies the Hospice philosophy and vision that people should die with dignity. Deliveries are made by Hearts In Bloom volunteers each Wednesday to the patients within Scottsdale Hospice homes. Four times a year the Hearts In Bloom will provide the gift of fresh flowers to an additional group or organization that might benefit from this tribute.

O’Rourke Hayes and Horan first became friends while attending high school in Kettering, Ohio. Their mothers, Ann O’Rourke and Eileen Horan, both succumbed to cancer in their 50s. Both were cared for by Hospice volunteers.

Hospice of the Valley, one of the largest and oldest not-for-profit hospices in the country, founded in 1977. It serves nearly 10,000 patients a year, ranging in age from newborns to seniors over 100, providing comfort and dignity as life nears its end. More than 90 percent of Hospice of the Valley’s patients are cared for in their own homes, with the remainder served in 12 inpatient hospice homes Valley wide.

Working hand in hand with Hospice of the Valley, Hearts In Bloom has been able to bring smiles to the hearts of both patients and their families, and hopes to continue the deed with your help!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, post a comment below or for more information contact Lynn O’Rourke Hayes at 480.556.6266 or via email at is in development.