Daffodil Day Helps The Fight Against Cancer
Daffodils are often the first flower to arrive each spring. Daffodils are a symbol of hope. Now they help to fight cancer.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) uses this bright yellow follow to represent the hope shared for a future where cancer is no longer a life-threatening disease. Each spring since 1973 many of the state and local divisions of the ACS have held Daffodil Days.
The Daffodil Day campaigns are used to raise awareness and funds to help fight cancer. They do this by selling and delivering daffodils. Over the years, this program has raised hundreds of millions of dollars.
Daffodils are being sold in bunches of 10 flowers for $10. For a $25 donation, the flowers come with an exclusive, limited-edition Boyd's Bear teddy bear whose feet are embroidered with a daffodil and the American Cancer Society logo. Daffodils are delivered while still in the tight bud stage so recipients can watch them bloom.
To find out if a Daffodil Day campaign is being held in your area go here and click on your state.
The money raised is used to support several programs and services of the American Cancer Society. Among some of them are:
* Transportation assistance for cancer patients to and from treatment.
* Lodging assistance for families when traveling a long distance for treatment.
* A one-on-one support program that matches trained breast cancer survivors with those newly diagnosed with the disease to offer emotional support.
* A series of online educational classes for people with cancer and their loved ones.
* A free and confidential service that helps cancer patients locate a cancer clinical trial based on individual situations.
* Assistance for cancer patients to quit smoking.
* A free program dedicated to teaching women techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during cancer treatments.
* A program that offers free information and support to men with prostate cancer.
American Cancer Society