Today, the town of Vanderhoof joined the Canadian Cancer Society national daffodil campaign by raising the Canadian Cancer Society flag, proclaiming April as Daffodil Month and April 27th as Daffodil Day.
“We’ve all been touched by cancer. In fact, two in five Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and one in four will die,” says Leslie McAvity, Canadian Cancer Society spokesperson. “That’s why we’re asking British Columbians to join the fight and wear the daffodil pin this April.”
“The town of Vanderhoof is proud to proclaim April as Daffodil Month,” says Gerry Thiessen, Mayor of Vanderhoof. “We encourage all citizens in the city to show their support for those affected by cancer and to remember those lost by wearing a daffodil pin. What better way to declare our part in this fight than to wear it on our lapels.”
This April, the Society is asking all Canadians to join the fight and wear the daffodil pin, a bright and hopeful symbol of support for those affected by cancer and a remembrance of those lost to the disease. On Daffodil Day, April 27, the Society is encouraging people to mark the day by doing something special for someone living with cancer or to contribute in some way to fight against the disease. Daffodil Day events will be happening throughout British Columbia. To find out what’s happening in your area visit www.fightback.ca
“We want people who have been affected by cancer to know that they are not alone,” says Lorraine Grant, Board Chair of the Canadian Cancer Society BC and Yukon Division. “We want them to know that they are supported and that there are support services to help along the way.”
Donations for every pin go toward support services including programs for individuals seeking cancer information, emotional support and camps for youth and families. The Society also provides transportation services and lodge accommodations along with limited, short-term financial assistance for treatment-related transportation and accommodation. Volunteers and staff deliver cancer support programs, cancer prevention information, advocate for healthier communities and fundraise for cancer research.
For a full listing of where to find the daffodil pin in your community, visit www.fightback.ca
The Canadian Cancer Society fights cancer by doing everything we can to prevent cancer, save lives and support people living with cancer. Join the fight!