American Cancer Society Daffodil Days Begin in Massachusetts

Orders Can Be Placed Now Through Friday, March 1

(Framingham, MA) – The American Cancer Society Daffodil Days program involves offering daffodils to donors every spring in appreciation for their contributions. However, 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. Flower and product orders can be placed now through Friday, March 1 by calling the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visiting cancer.org/daffodils. Delivery occurs the during the first week of spring, March 19 – 21.

Daffodil Days offers a bouquet of products:
• For a $10 donation, donors receive a bouquet of ten fresh daffodil blossoms.
• Three mini-daffodil bulbs in a soil filled pot are available for a $15 donation.
• A bouquet of ten daffodils and a Boyd’s by Enesco collectible stuffed bear for a $25 donation.
• Gift of Hope: daffodils are delivered to a cancer patient undergoing treatment. $25 donation and up.
• Bear Hugs for Hope: special edition, collectible bear is delivered to a child impacted by cancer. $25 donation and up.

Dollars raised through Daffodil Days enable the Society to offer free programs and services that help people fight cancer with courage and optimism, while it provides day-to-day help, emotional support, and 24-hour information to help ease the cancer experience. Additionally, daffodil contributions provide the Society with much-needed dollars to fund groundbreaking cancer research, educate people about the importance of cancer prevention and early detection and advocate for meaningful public health policies that benefit the community.

Volunteer opportunities abound, for people of all ages, to assist in taking daffodil orders, sorting and packing the bouquets for order fulfillment and/or delivering daffodils in your community during Daffodil Days week. Supporting Daffodil Days as a volunteer or a donor provides the knowledge that you are helping in the fight against cancer and providing hope for those facing the disease.

Sponsors for Daffodil Days 2013 in Eastern Massachusetts are FedEx and Mix 104.1. For more information about Daffodil Days, to request flowers, or to get involved with the program, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345, email Madaffodils@cancer.org or visit cancer.org/daffodils.

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end cancer for good. As a global grassroots force of three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping you stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early, helping you get well by being there for you during and after a diagnosis, by finding cures through groundbreaking discovery and fighting back through public policy. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.8 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, an estimated 13.7 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 anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

About Ling-Mei Wong 黃靈美

Editor of the Sampan, the only bilingual Chinese-English newspaper in New England 舢舨報紙總編輯。舢舨是全紐英倫唯一的中英雙語雙週報。
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