Daffodil Days Helps ACS Spread Hope

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You can help the American Cancer Society (ACS) give hope to people facing cancer by supporting their Daffodil Days program.

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. The campaigns do this by selling and delivering daffodils. Over the years, this program has raised hundreds of millions of dollars.

Daffodils may also be reserved by calling a local American Cancer Society office at 800-227-2345 or online at cancer.org/daffodils. Advance orders must be placed by March 1. Delivery will take place the week of March 14, just before the start of spring.

Bouquets of fresh-cut daffodils are available for a donation of $10 or in a vase for a $25 donation. Potted plants are available for a $15 donation.

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Or if you prefer, the flowers can be given anonymously to cancer patients in the community rather than delivered to you.

Especially nice for a donation of $25 is the exclusive, limited-edition Boyd's Bear teddy bear whose feet are embroidered with a daffodil and the American Cancer Society logo. This bear, along with 10 daffodils will be delivered to a child fighting cancer in your community.

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:

  1. Transportation assistance for cancer patients to and from treatment.
  2. Lodging assistance for families when traveling a long distance for treatment.
  3. A one-on-one support program that matches trained breast cancer survivors with those newly diagnosed with the disease to offer emotional support.
  4. A series of online educational classes for people with cancer and their loved ones.
  5. A free and confidential service that helps cancer patients locate a cancer clinical trial based on individual situations.
  6. Assistance for cancer patients to quit smoking.
  7. A free program dedicated to teaching women techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during cancer treatments.
  8. A program that offers free information and support to men with prostate cancer.

Source
American Cancer Society

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