Hearts in Bloom with the PawSox for Valentine’s Day

For nearly ten years, the American Heart Association in Rhode Island ran a Valentine’s Day program called Hearts in Bloom. It’s 2-fold: to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke during February, American Heart Month – and to raise funds to support their programs.

The program grew over the years and became workplace based as company coordinators would take orders for bouquets of beautiful red tulips. Thousands each year would receive their minimalist gift also with the knowledge that their “giver” had supported a cause to help save lives.

After a few years, the AHA added a companion “executive” program of Hearts in Bloom provided boxes of long-stemmed red roses for a much higher cost, and usually most company orders had a few of these sprinkled in, too. Hundreds of volunteers each year would drive the group tulip orders to the companies and hand-deliver the roses to individuals.

After so many years of success, the controlling powers that be – in Dallas – for the AHA’s corporate offices decided they didn’t want to support the program because Hearts in Bloom was not available in every state and in every chapter. So be it. As usual, any discussion fell on deaf corporate ears. The sad loss of Hearts in Bloom is remembered by many.

Valentine’s Day with “Paws”

This year, the Pawtucket Red Sox have decided to “make this Valentine’s Day one to remember”. They will be surprising Valentines with a special delivery from Paws. The Pawtucket Red Sox Valentine’s Day Package includes Paws delivering a dozen roses to “your valentine” at their home or office on Thursday – February 13, or Friday, February 14.

Paws or Sox will also bring loved ones a PawSox cap and two reserved flex tickets good for any regular season PawSox game at McCoy Stadium.

The Valentine’s Day Packages are priced $85 for one package and $75 each for multiple packages.

Delivery area within 25 miles of the Pawtucket area.

To order:

Call the Pawtucket Red Sox at (401) 724-7300

Emails the PawSox at

In-person at the Pawtucket Red Sox Administrative Offices at McCoy Stadium, from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday

Order online at:

Hit a home run this year with a special delivery from Paws!

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