Folks can fight back against cancer and share hope for those facing the disease by supporting the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days. This longstanding program involves offering daffodils to donors every spring in appreciation for their contributions. Volunteers are needed to take orders for the bright yellow flowers between now and March 1.
An important part of Daffodil Days is the Gift of Hope – a bouquet of 10 daffodil stems in a vase, delivered anonymously to cancer patients within the community. The Gift of Hope helps brighten a patient’s day and fosters a relationship, ensuring the patient’s and caregiver’s knowledge that the Society is helping them get well by being in their corner around the clock to guide them through every step of their cancer experience.
“I encourage everyone to help paint our community yellow with daffodils this spring to represent our commitment to preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from the disease,” said Linda Force, Community Services Director for the American Cancer Society. “We all have the power to make a difference for those facing cancer and their families. By giving daffodils, we are actually sharing the hope of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.”
A special part of this year’s Daffodil Days, Bear of Hope, is a limited-edition Boyds® by Enesco® bear designed exclusively for the American Cancer Society . For a minimum donation of $25 the Society will deliver the plush bear to a pediatric cancer patient.
March 1 is the last day to place an advanced order; daffodils and Bear of Hope products will be delivered the week of March 22. Interested readers should contact the Society’s Daffodil Days hotline at (619) 682- 7474, or via e mail to
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Dollars raised through Daffodil Days enable the Society to offer free programs and services that save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery.