The American Cancer Society is once again ready to say goodbye to winter with the return of its annual Daffodil Days.
This colorful first flower of spring represents a campaign that brings hope to cancer patients, their caregivers and families, while providing much-needed funding that supports the groundbreaking research, programs and services of the American Cancer Society.
“COVID-19 had a major impact on our ability to raise funds in 2020,” noted Katie Ronald, American Cancer Society senior community development manager. “But cancer hasn’t stopped, and neither has the work of the American Cancer Society.
“Despite a roughly $200 million budget gap that resulted in cuts to both personnel and non-personnel expenses that was caused by the coronavirus this past year, we continued to engage with people where they live their lives as we worked hard to serve patients and attack cancer from every angle through research, education, advocacy, and patient services.”
For many years, individuals, small businesses and large corporations have supported ACS through the Daffodil Days campaign, as they made donations for flowers that have been used to brighten the spirits of loved ones or as a way of saying thank you to employees, friends and colleagues.
“We are always so humbled by the support Daffodil Days receives each year from the community, and we are excited to once again be kicking off the campaign for 2021,” Ronald commented.
Daffodils can be ordered by making a donation of $10 for a bunch or $15 for potted. Tulips can be ordered by the bunch for a $15 donation. For a $25 donation, donors can order a Gift of Hope – bunches of daffodils that the American Cancer Society delivers to patients in hospitals, treatment centers and other local facilities.
Orders are being taken now through Feb. 22. Flowers arrive the week of March 22. For information on ordering flowers in your local community, please contact Katie Ronald at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-845-4000.
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives and leading the fight for a world without cancer.
From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org.