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Give daffodils, give hope

Monday, February 7, 2011

The beautiful daffodil, one of the first flowers of Spring, is a symbol of hope. To the American Cancer Society, the flower represents the hope we all share that cancer will one day be eliminated.
Help fight cancer by placing your daffodil order today!

Spring is on its way -- and so is the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days! Cherokee county residents have until February 16th to place their orders for daffodils.

"With Daffodil Days, the hope goes beyond the symbol of the flowers -- you know that with every bouquet you order, you're making an actual difference in the lives of real people fighting cancer," said Brenda Parker, Cherokee County Daffodil Days volunteer.

"The Gift of Hope is so special for that reason. Compassionate individuals and companies are not only cheering on these courageous cancer patients; they're saying that their community is behind them, that we're funding research that is finding more cures every day."

Ordering daffodils for friends, customers, and employees can brighten their days, desks, or dinner tables. Proceeds help the American Cancer Society to offer free programs and services that 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.

Make a minimum $10 donation to the American Cancer Society to receive a bunch of 10 daffodils. For a $25 donation to the Gift of Hope program, you help the American Cancer Society anonymously deliver beautiful bouquets -- arranged in vases -- to area cancer patients. This year also features Liv N. Hope, a special Boyds™ Bear designed exclusively for the American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days Bear and a Bunch™ that can be ordered for a donation of $25.

Orders are now being taken by contacting Brenda Parker at 434-2188 or are being taken at many local businesses. Daffodils arrive March 8th, and will be available for pick-up at the Cherokee Public Library on Tuesday, March 8th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..

Businesses that order five or more bunches will be eligible for delivery. If you or your business would like to participate in Daffodil Days, or to order flowers, contact the American Cancer Society at 712-336-4133.

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