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Verbatim: Cancer Society Daffodil Days seeks volunteers

Statement issued Friday:

For more than 35 years, the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days program has been making a difference in the fight against cancer and providing hope for those facing the disease. Although Daffodil Days involves offering daffodils to donors every spring in appreciation for their contributions, it is about more than just giving beautiful flowers; it is an opportunity to share hope for a world with less cancer and more birthdays, where cancer never steals another year from anyone’s life.

This year’s Daffodil Days is coming to the community March 14 – 18. The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers – anyone from school children to corporate CEOs – to assist in taking requests for, packing and delivering daffodils during February and March at work, in neighborhoods, in schools, and around town.

The community has until the end of February to place requests for daffodils. For a donation of $10, supporters will receive a bouquet of fresh-cut daffodils and, more importantly, the knowledge that they are helping fight cancer. A bunch and a vase can be purchased for $15, or for a $25 Gift of Hope, donors can have a large bouquet anonymously delivered to cancer patients currently undergoing treatment.

Dollars raised through Daffodil Days provide the Society with much-needed dollars to 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; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.

For more information about Daffodil Days, to place an order or to get involved with the program, contact 1-800-227-2435 or cancer.org/daffodils.

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