The American Cancer Society offers up the opportuniy for individuals, companies and organizations to purchase flowers to help brighten up someones day and home.
Catina Struble, community development manager for the American Cancer Society, says Daffodil Days is an opportunity for everyone to join in saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. Daffodils were the choosen flower because they represent hope and that is the message thay want to send to someone battling the fight with cancer. They are also the first flower of the spring. Through the daffodil this campaign brings a symbol of hope to cancer patients and those affected by the disease.
Dollars raised through the program support groundbreaking research, patient services, and other life-saving programs.
Through the Gift of Hope option, instead of personally receiving flowers, volunteers will deliver a daffodil bunch to a local healthcare system to spread hope to oncology patients. Your Gift of Hope donation of $25 supports that program.
Funds raised through Daffodil Days support lifesaving cancer research. They are currently funding 11 multi-year cancer research grants in Utah totaling $5.3 million.
Daffodils are available in bunches and pots. One bunch is $12, potted mini daffodils are $15, three bunches are $30, a half case of flowers is $275, and a full case is $500.
A Gift of Hope for a local cancer patient can also be purchased for $25.
To participate, collect donations from your friends, co-workers, teammates and place a group order through a team captain, coordinator or on the website, utahdaffodildays.org by February 25.
The flowers will be available for pick-up on March 18 and 19 at The Flower Patch.
The American Cancer Society is the largest private, not-for-profit source of funds for scientists studying cancer. The Society has also funded 47 researchers who have gone on to win the Nobel Prize.
They also provide and information and resources 24 hours a day through cancer.org and 1-800-227-2345. Their 800 number provides information on local programs to help cancer patients during their cancer journey, and they have oncology nurses available to assist with more medically complex questions.