Tulips for Ashley

Ashley’s mother, Diane Boca, has always found peace in nature. Tending her garden and taking walks in the outdoors brings her a sense of peace and tranquility that she wants to share with the world.

Tulips for Ashley is a way to do that while also fostering a sense of community. Through Tulips for Ashley we encourage people to host independent fundraising events to increase awareness about mental health so that we can all thrive.

We hope that this event will encourage everyone to create a thing of beauty for homes, yards or balconies. Something they can share with their neighbours, friends and families. Most of all we hope to encourage conversation on the subject of mental health.

There are several ways that you can support the Ashley Boca Mindfulness Foundation (ABMF) through Tulips for Ashley.

  • Hold an in-person or virtual perennial plant swap with your friends, family, neighbours and/or colleagues. Encourage all participants to make a donation to ABMF while you exchange perennial plants.
  • Offer your extra perennial plants to others in exchange for a donation to ABMF.
  • Share your floral skills by auctioning off arrangements to your friends for donations to ABMF.
  • Ask your personal network to make a donation to ABMF online.
  • Come up with your own fundraising initiative. Send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and tell us about your idea!

The current pandemic has highlighted the importance of mental health. It is important that you ensure that all fundraising activities follow current public health measures and restrictions.

Why Tulips for Ashley?

We chose the name Tulips for Ashley for several reasons. Tulips are one of the worlds most popular flowers. They can be grown everywhere. Just like mental illness.

Tulips symbolize deep, unconditional love, rebirth and charity. Each colour of tulip has meaning.

ABMF chose to use a yellow tulip for the event logo because yellow tulips represent care, hope and happiness. Through a yellow tulip you can tell someone that you love them and will be there for them.

ABMF was founded  because we believe that everyone should have access to the mental support they need—when, where and how they need it. We offer support and educational services to those that are struggling - and their loved ones. We also work to increase community awareness about mental health and mental illness.

© 2021 Ashley Boca Mindfulness Foundation
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