Speaking of spring-blooming bulbs, the American Cancer Society‘s Daffodil Days program is now underway, through early March (exact dates vary by location). The ACS has been holding this particular fundraising campaign for over 35 years. Over the last 14 years, Daffodil Days has raised more than $240 million in gross revenue to support the ACS. Pretty cool, huh?
“As the first flower of spring, the daffodil represents hope and renewal. To the American Cancer Society, the daffodil symbolizes the hope we all share for a future where cancer no longer threatens those we love.”
How it works: You order bunches of daffodils through the ACS now through early March, and they are then delivered to friends, family members, and people touched by cancer in mid-March. And/or
you can send a Gift of Hope, a bouquet of ten daffodil stems in a vase that gets delivered as an anonymous gift from you to cancer patients in communities across the country. Daffodil Days options (dates, bouquets offered, etc.) vary by location, so click on the map
for your specific community. You can also volunteer to help out with coordinating and delivering – see the website for that, too.
To learn more, get involved, or order up bunches of daffodils that will brighten someone’s day and help fight cancer, visit the Daffodils Days
website, especially the FAQ’s
page, or call the ACS directly: 1.800.ACS.2345.