April is Daffodil Month and April 27 is National Daffodil Day. Williams Lake is one of 24 communities in the Canadian Cancer Society’s B.C./Yukon Northern Region to join the movement. “We’ve all been touched by cancer. In fact, two in five Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and one in four will die,” says Carol Grosso, Canadian Cancer Society spokesperson. “That’s why we’re asking British Columbians to join the fight and wear the daffodil pin this April.”
The society is asking all Canadians to join the fight and wear the daffodil pin, a bright and hopeful symbol of support for those affected by cancer and a remembrance of those lost to the disease.
The cancer society office in Williams Lake is located in the Seniors’ Activity Centre on Fourth Avenue.
On Daffodil Day, April 27, the society is also encouraging people to mark the day by doing something special for someone living with cancer or to contribute in some way to fight against the disease.
“It is important for people who have been affected by cancer to know that they are not alone,” says Lorraine Grant, board chair of the Canadian Cancer Society B.C. and Yukon Division.
“There are numerous support services to help along the way, including information, accommodation, and peer support programs.”
Donations for every pin go toward support services including programs for individuals seeking cancer information, emotional support and camps for youth and families.
The society also provides transportation services and lodge accommodations along with limited, short-term financial assistance for treatment-related transportation and accommodation.
Volunteers and staff deliver cancer support programs, cancer prevention information, advocate for healthier communities and fundraise for cancer research.
In Williams Lake Grosso says the pins are available at the BC Liquor Store; Tim Hortons-Highway 97; Williams Lake Credit Union; CIBC; Real Canadian Superstore; Kornak & Hamm; Shopper’s Drug Mart; Zellers Pharmacy; Excelsior Jewelers; Johnson Meiers; BC Forest Services; Senior’s Activity Center; Wal Mart Pharmacy; Canada Post; Marshall’s Store-150 Mile; TD Bank; CCS Williams Lake; Dollar Dollar; Curves; Gibraltar Mines; Royal Bank; and Cariboo Friendship Cente.
For more information call the Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333 or check out the web sites at www.fightback.ca or www.cancer.ca