Give Daffodils. Give Hope.

Feb. 16, 2010

Spring is coming early this year – and so is the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days! Washington County residents have until February 25th to place their orders for daffodils.

 

“With Daffodil Days, the hope goes beyond the symbol of the flowers – you know that with every bouquet you order, you’re making an actual difference in the lives of real people fighting cancer,” according to Erin Starck, Daffodil Days chair. “The Gift of Hope is so special for that reason. Compassionate individuals and companies are not only cheering on these courageous cancer patients; they’re saying that their community is behind them, that we’re funding research that may someday find a cure.”

Ordering daffodils for friends, customers, and employees can brighten their days, desks, or dinner tables, and the proceeds help fund the American Cancer Society’s mission to eliminate cancer as a major health problem through research, education, advocacy, and patient service programs. Services and programs in Washington County include Cancer Resource Network, Hozhoni Weekend, I Can Cope Online, Look Good… Feel Better, Reach to Recovery, Road to Recovery, and Youth Scholarship programs. Please visit www.cancer.org for additional information pertaining to free American Cancer Society programs and services in your community.

 

Make a minimum $10 donation to the American Cancer Society to receive a bunch of approximately 10 daffodils. For a $25 donation, the Gift of Hope bouquet is delivered anonymously to local cancer patients who are receiving treatment at the Vince Lombardi Clinic in Slinger and the Alyce and Elmore Kraemer Cancer Care Center in West Bend. This year also features Birthdays R. Hope, a special Boyds™ Bear designed exclusively for the American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days Bear and a Bunch™ that can be ordered for a donation of $25.

Orders are now being taken by contacting Erin Starck at 262.312.4358. Daffodils will be distributed March 15-19, 2010. If your business would like to participate in Daffodil Days, contact the American Cancer Society at 262.312.4358 or visit www.cancer.org/daffodils

 

Sponsors for the American Cancer Society’s 2010 Daffodil Days are: The Booster, AVIS, WBWI 92.5FM and WBKV 1470AM.

 

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; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.

 

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We 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. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

 

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