For more than 35 years, the American Cancer Society, through its Daffodil Days program, has been making a difference in the fight against cancer and providing hope for those facing the disease.
Although Daffodil Days involves offering daffodils to donors every spring in appreciation for their contributions, it is about more than just giving beautiful flowers; it is an opportunity to share hope for a world free of cancer.
This year’s Daffodil Days is coming to Pagosa Springs on March 12, 13 and 14. The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers — anyone from school children to corporate CEOs — to assist in taking requests for, packing and delivering daffodils during February and March at work, in neighborhoods, and around town. To help make a difference in the fight against cancer through Daffodil Days, contact your American Cancer Society.
“I have been volunteering with the American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days for two years now,” said Emily Miles. “Seeing the joy on people’s faces when we deliver daffodils gives me such a sense of pride; I know we’re giving hope to others. I’ve lost two grandparents to cancer, and my mom is a eight-year breast cancer survivor so I realize the importance of playing our part in fund-raisers such as these.”
Pagosa Springs residents have until Feb. 20 to place requests for daffodils. 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.
Dollars raised through Daffodil Days enable the Society to offer free programs and services that help people fight cancer with courage and optimism, while it provides day-to-day help, emotional support, and 24-hour information to help ease the cancer experience. Additionally, daffodil contributions provide the society with much-needed dollars to fund groundbreaking cancer research, educate people about the importance of cancer prevention and early detection and advocate for meaningful public health policies.
For more information about Daffodil Days, to place an order, or to get involved with the program, contact Emily Miles at 264-2235 (daytime) or, 731-1605 (nights), or stop by Citizens Bank for an order form.