The Insider: Pop-Up Patch for Philanthropy in Palm Beach raises funds for Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope

Hello there, Pumpkin.

And pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin and pumpkin ...

Pumpkins of every color and kids of every stripe found each other at the annual Pop-Up Patch for Philanthropy.

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The event, a benefit for the Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope, took place Thursday through Sunday in the grassy courtyard of The Royal Poinciana Plaza.

In addition to more than 1,000 pumpkins — heirloom, miniature, and classic varietals — the weekend included entertainment, photo ops, children's programming, refreshments, and hundreds of little minions, batmen, astronauts, mermaids and princesses, trailed by the family dog barking "Please get me out of this pumpkin suit."

OK, maybe not that last part.

“We are most grateful to The Royal Poinciana and the community for supporting the Pop-Up Pumpkin Patch," said Stan Collemer, CEO of the Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope.

"It is always wonderful and heartwarming to see families enjoying time with their children and pets as they select their favorite pumpkins ... and at the same time giving back by helping local cancer patients in need.”

All proceeds from the pumpkin patch will assist Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope in its mission to help local cancer patients with their rent/mortgage, utilities, car insurance, car payment, and health insurance while undergoing treatment.

This article originally appeared on Palm Beach Daily News: At the 2022 Pop-Up Patch for Philanthropy, there's a gourd for all