Thursday, January 19, 2012

Nebraskans Can Help Fight Cancer by Sharing Daffodils « Nebraska Region

People all across Nebraska can fight back against cancer and share hope for those facing the disease by supporting the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days®. This longstanding program, which involves offering daffodils to donors every spring in appreciation for their contributions, is about more than just giving beautiful flowers; it is an opportunity to share hope for a world with less cancer and more birthdays, where cancer never steals another year from anyone’s life. For a donation of $10 everyone can support the fight against cancer. As the first flower of spring, the daffodil is the American Cancer Society’s symbol of hope for a world free of cancer.
An important part of Daffodil Days is the Gift of Hope – a bouquet of 10 daffodil stems in a vase, delivered anonymously to cancer patient within the community. The Gift of Hope helps brighten a patient’s day and fosters a relationship, ensuring the patient’s and caregiver’s knowledge that the Society is helping them get well by being in their corner around the clock to guide them through every step of their cancer experience.
A special part of this year’s Daffodil Day, Shar N. Hope, is a limited-edition Boyds® by Enesco® bear designed exclusively for the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days Bear and a Bunch™. She is available for a donation of $25 and comes with a bouquet of 10 daffodil stems.
Anyone wishing to order daffodils should call their nearest American Cancer Society office no later than February 20. For a donation of $10, supporters will receive a bouquet of fresh-cut daffodils and, more importantly, the knowledge that they are helping fight cancer. The flowers will arrive and may be picked up in mid-March.
Dollars raised through Daffodil Days provide the Society with much-needed funds to save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.
For more information about Daffodil Days, or to place your order, contact your nearest American Cancer Society office:
Omaha – 402-393-5803
Lincoln – 402-423-4893
Kearney – 308-237-1631

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