Gerbera named Roparun for 25-year jubilee10 May 2016
The Roparun Foundation received a gift for its 25-year jubilee of a gerbera called Roparun. This present was arranged through a collaboration of the gerbera breeder Florist Holland B.V., the Schouten Opti-Fleurs nursery in Amstelveen, and the Royal FloraHolland Roparun team.
The team members of Royal FloraHolland have been providing the flowers at the finish line since 2007, in collaboration with buyers and members. This year at the finish line there will be a real Roparun gerbera for all 7,000 participants and volunteers.
At the start location, the gerbera will be christened by the Roparun ambassador Nelli Cooman (Paris) and Sylvie Meis (Hamburg). The christening takes place at 12:00 noon just before the start of the 25th Roparun on Saturday, May 14.
The Roparun gerbera is a deep red colour with a dark heart, and it expresses strength, beauty and emotion. This flowers suits this event well. Gerbera Roparun is a variety from the Florist Holland B.V. breeding programme. The breeder from De Kwakel has a soft spot for the Roparun's objectives and supports the Royal Flora Holland Roparun team with a monetary contribution. The Schouten Opti-Fleurs nursery will exclusively market the flowers in their first season. On the festive evening of Friday, June 3, the total sum raised by the teams will be announced. All of the team's proceeds go to the Roparun.
The Roparun is a relay race extending over more than 500 km from Paris and Hamburg to Rotterdam in which people work as a team to give a combined sports performance in order to raise money for people who suffer from cancer. You could also call it "an adventure for life". This is also clear from the motto, which has been the same for many years: "Add life to the days, where often days can no longer be added to the life."
The Royal FloraHolland Roparun team will be participating for the 18th time and tries, wherever possible, to give a place to flowers at the finish, to symbolise every emotion.
- Follow the team's experiences live during the Roparun (Dutch site)
- Roparun Ambassador Nelli Cooman visited the 'Roparun' gerbera breeder Bart Schouten from Schouten Opti-Fleurs (Dutch video)
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