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Marylou Whitney's Yankee Candle


Marylou Whitney has been immortalized on a candle. Not just any candle, mind you; it's a unique and special fragrance produced by Yankee Candle and sold exclusively through the Saratoga Hospital Gift Shop. 

The Saratoga socialite has long been known for her generous philanthropic efforts in Saratoga. Earlier this year, she made headlines when she announced that she was cancelling her annual glamorous gala and was instead focusing on backstretch workers at the track. marylou.jpg

Never far from the public's adoring eye, Whitney is back in the spotlight as her face graces the label of The Marylou Whitney Rose Yankee Candle, a project that's been developing over the past decade! 

The scent is based on the Marylou Whitney Rose that was commissioned by Whitney's husband John Hendrickson, in honor of her 85th birthday. The fragrant, pink tea rose is a cross between Pristine and New Zealand Roses. 

Want the Queen of Saratoga's candle gracing your home? Sales of the pink candle will begin, Wednesday, August 1st at Fire and Ice: The Annual Summer Benefit Auction for the Saratoga Hospital. 

Fire and Ice promises to be an incredible evening of music and food to raise money for the Saratoga Hospital Foundation. Also, Whitney and Hendrickson are the event's honorary chairpersons, making the event the perfect place to kick off sales of the candle. 

Can't make it to the auction? After the benefit auction, the Marylou Whitney Rose Candle will be sold in the Saratoga Hospital Gift Shop and can also be ordered online. 

What do you think about this candle? Will you be buying it for your living room?

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I visited Family in Saratoga this past weekend for funeral services for Dean Lee my husband's cousin. I would love to purchase the Marylou Whitney candle. Can you please advise if these are available. Sincerely, Shelly Lee

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