Daffodil a symbol of support

April is traditionally the month to sport a daffodil to show support for those living with cancer.

Every three minutes, another Canadian will be told, “You have cancer.”

A cancer diagnosis can be daunting, which is why the Canadian Cancer Society is asking everyone to buy a daffodil pin and wear it during April — Daffodil Month — to show their support of those living with cancer.

Two in five Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetimes. But by wearing the daffodil this April, Canadians can show them they are not alone in their fight.

Daffodil pins will be available for a donation at several retail locations in Williams Lake throughout April.

“Please show your support and encouragement to those living with cancer,” says Arlene Gilmore of the Canadian Cancer Society. “Wear the daffodil this April because we truly are all in this together.”

The Canadian Cancer Society is your best partner in the fight against cancer, and with your help, we know we can continue to increase survival rates and save more lives.

Today, more than 60 per cent of Canadians diagnosed with cancer will survive at least five years after their diagnosis, thanks in large part to Society-funded cancer research.

In the 1940s, survival was about 25 per cent.

In addition to funding life-saving cancer research, the Canadian Cancer Society provides financial assistance, peer support, and other support services and programs to people living with cancer.

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer.

Thanks to our donors and volunteers, the society has the most impact, against the most cancers, in the most communities in Canada. Building on our progress, we are working with Canadians to change cancer forever.

 

– Canadian Cancer Society