It is a flower of hope.
So from now until Feb. 8, the American Cancer Society is asking area residents to support a fundraiser called Daffodil Days.
The daffodil is the cancer society’s symbol of hope for a world free of cancer.
“Daffodils are a sign of hope and we are hoping to put an end to cancer,” said Stephanie Stephenson, senior community development manager.
For a donation of $10, supporters will receive a bouquet of fresh-cut daffodils and for a $15 donation they will receive a pot of mini daffodil bulbs.
Feb. 8 is the order deadline.
The flowers will arrive in mid-March, weather permitting.
Anyone wishing to order daffodils may contact Diane Wilson at 402-880-8569, firstname.lastname@example.org, contact any Relay For Life team member or call 402-393-5801 for more information.
Dollars raised through Daffodil Days provide the society with much-needed funds and advance its mission to save lives, celebrate lives and fight against cancer.
“Daffodil Days was a long-standing event for the American Cancer Society and it had been absent for several years. It did return last year and is promoted by local Relay For Life events,” said Wilson of Relay for Life, Dodge County.
Wilson encourages area residents to participate.
“I think the Daffodil Days is wonderful, because the daffodil itself is such a bright, beautiful flower,” she said. “It is the first flower of spring and reminds us of all that is new and gives us hope! Especially, during the cold days of winter such as we are going through now, thinking about the spring and the dawn of new hope is such a positive attitude adjustment.
“And, of course, Relay For Life is about hope.”
The American Cancer Society, which has almost 2 million volunteers, states that it helps people in a variety of ways — from breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7, 365-days-a-year live helpline, free rides to treatment and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact.
For more information visit www.cancer.org.