Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days campaign underway

The Canadian Cancer Society’s volunteers will be out in full force again this year as Daffodil Days comes to Red Deer and Central Alberta.

“It’s one of the longest running and most popular campaigns that we have running in the province,” said Sarah Hawkins, a research analyst with the Canadian Cancer Society.

Fresh daffodil sales begin March 28th. “Last year we made over $400,000 across the province, and our goal really is to raise as much as possible to support as many cancer survivors as we can and to support as much research as possible as well.”

Go to cancer.ca or call 403-347-3662 for sale locations in Red Deer and Central Alberta. Plastic daffodil pins ($2) will be on sale at various businesses and offices from April 1st through April 30th – residents can show people living with cancer they’re not alone in the fight, said Hawkins.

“We’re going to be at Bower Mall, and both Walmarts in the community, at the hospital, and a few Co-ops, as well. We do recommend people check out the web site at www.cancer.ca. It will have all the details about exactly when we are at which locations.”

Daffodils can also be purchased at Blackfalds (Family Foods on March 28th) and Lacombe (Lacombe Co-op on March 28th).

Meanwhile, the daffodil is the ideal flower for the Society’s campaign.

“The daffodil is a bright symbol of hope. It also symbolizes a renewal of our commitment to supporting cancer patients and those living with cancer.”

The Society currently does not have enough volunteers to sell the daffodils.

“We need 400 more Albertans and Northerners to volunteer to help sell flowers or we risk losing critical funding for life-saving cancer research and caring support programs for people living with cancer,” says Shayenne Herder, Daffodil Month coordinator with the Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta/NWT Division in a recent release.

“I can tell you from personal experience that volunteering just a few hours of your time during Daffodil Month is an extremely rewarding opportunity that makes a difference in the lives of people living with cancer.”

For more information on how to help out, call (403) 347-3662 or visit cancer.ca/daffodil.

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