American Cancer Society welcomes spring and hope with Daffodil Days

StoryImage( ‘/Images/Story//Auto-img-117027683529071.jpg’, ‘Photo courtesy of’, ‘The first flower of spring, the daffodil offers a symbol of hope, renewal and for the American Cancer Society, the promise that one day our world will be free of cancer. As part of the sixth Annual American Cancer Society Daffodil Days campaign, daffodil orders can be made through Feb. 21. ‘);

First flower of spring on sale now through Feb. 21

Bright, yellow daffodils are on sale now through Feb. 21, as part of the sixth annual American Cancer Society Daffodil Days campaign.

New this year is the Garden of Hope Potted Daffodil Bulbs. Each pot contains three bulbs that can be cultivated into a lasting tribute by planting them after they bloom. Purchase multiple pots to create a Garden of Hope memorial.

Also available this year for delivery is “Hugh R Hope,” a limited edition Boyd’s™ Bear designed exclusively for the American Cancer Society. This 10-inch plush bear features the Society logo embroidered on one paw and a bunch of daffodils embroidered on the other. Hugh arrives with an armful of 10 live daffodil stems.

The week of March 19, Boone and Winnebago counties hope to deliver daffodils, raising money for cancer research, community education programs, advocacy initiatives and support services for patients and their families, such as free transportation to medical treatments and increasing awareness of early cancer detection and prevention.

Individuals and corporations may purchase bouquets of daffodils for friends, family and co-workers to support the fight against cancer. The “Bear and a Bunch” costs $25. The flowers range in price from $7 for a bunch, consisting of 10 daffodils, to $300 for a case of 50 bunches.

For more information, visit, www.cancer.orgM or call 1-800-892-9296.

From the Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2007, issue

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