2007-02-16 / Community

Hope Blooms To Fight Cancer

This spring, hope blooms across Queens in the form of hundreds of thousands of daffodils during the American Cancer Society's 34th annual "Daffodil Days."

The day is a simple yet effective way to help bring hope into the lives of people with cancer right in our community.

Every January and February, American Cancer Society volunteers mobilize to sell daffodils, the spring flower of hope, in support of the organization's research, education, advocacy and local patient service programs. They also help spread the message of the importance of colon cancer screening. Daffodil Days is a compassionate movement where neighbors come together to raise money and spirits to fight cancer.

"This is a great opportunity for people to come together and do something special," says Erica Rose Siegel, Manager, Special Events, for the Queens Region of the American Cancer Society. "When you participate in Daffodil Days, you aren't just buying and selling flowers. You're paving the way for revolutionary new cancer research. You're working to finally put an end to cancer to bring hope into the lives of people who have already been diagnosed."

The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to pre-order daffodils in local businesses, schools, churches and communities through March 2. Flowers will be available for pick-up beginning the week of March 9. Delivery is available for orders of $100 or more.

For more information or to volunteer, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org/daffodils .

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