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Daffodil Days Bring Sunshine To Winter

By Staff | Feb 4, 2010

As one of the first flowers that appear in the spring, the daffodil represents hope and renewal. To the American Cancer Society, this flower means more than that as daffodils are used to instill hope within communities that one day we will all live in a world without cancer.

Daffodil Days has come to be the American Cancer Society’s oldest and most beloved fundraising program. Every spring, the Society offers daffodils to donors in appreciation for a contribution. Each bouquet of daffodils that is sent to family members, friends, and lives touched by cancer, brings with it a message of hope and awareness to help eradicate cancer forever.

A Gift of Hope is a bouquet of 10 daffodils in a vase that is delivered to cancer patients in hospitals and treatment centers in our community across the county. These are delivered anonymously, and it represents the hope that we all share for a cancer-free world. Also, it brightens the recipient’s day! Multiple donation levels are offered so that contributors can decide what they are able to donate. A minimum donation of $25 is suggested, while donations of $50, $75, $100 and $250 or other will help support people who suffer from cancer.

Orders for the Daffodils are taken beginning in January and ending on February 22. The flowers are delivered during the week of March 15.

For Palo Alto County, please contact Candy Bisenius at 712-852-5419 for orders or questions.

For over 35 years, this program has encouraged its participants to stand up to cancer and fight back. During the last 14 years, Daffodil Days has been responsible for more than $240 million dollars raised in gross revenue to support the Society’s mission to eliminate cancer as a life-threatening disease.

Find out more about the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving mission by visiting cancer.org. If you or someone you love is facing cancer, please call us anytime at 1-800-ACS-2345.