Kansas City Residents Can Help Fight Cancer by Sharing Daffodils

Kansas City residents can fight back against cancer and share hope for those facing the disease by supporting the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days. This longstanding program, which involves offering daffodils to donors every spring in appreciation for their contributions, is about more than just giving beautiful flowers; it is an opportunity to share hope for a world with less cancer and more birthdays, where cancer never steals another year from anyone’s life. For a donation of $10, everyone from school children to CEOs can purchase daffodils for someone special and support the fight against cancer.

An important part of Daffodil Days is the Gift of Hope – a bouquet of 10 daffodils in a vase, delivered anonymously to cancer patients within the community. The Gift of Hope helps brighten a patient’s day and fosters a relationship, ensuring the patient’s and caregiver’s knowledge that the Society is helping them get well by being in their corner around the clock to guide them through every step of their cancer experience.  Multiple Daffodil products are offered beginning at $10.

“I encourage everyone to help paint our community yellow with daffodils this spring to represent our commitment to preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from the disease,” said Christy Dore, community manager for the American Cancer Society. “We all have the power to make a difference for those facing cancer. By giving daffodils, we are actually sharing the hope for a world with less cancer and more birthdays.”

As the first flower of spring, the daffodil is the American Cancer Society’s symbol of hope for a world free of cancer. Dore will coordinate all activities regarding the ordering and pick up locations of daffodils in the Kansas City area.

A special part of this year’s Daffodil Days, Shar N. Hope, is a limited-edition of Boyds by Enesco bear designed exclusively for the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days Bear and a Bunch. She is available for a donation of $25 and comes with a bouquet of 10 daffodil stems.  The last day to place an order is Thursday, February 23; orders can be picked up on Monday, March 12 or Tuesday, March 13 at multiple locations; please see web site for details (daffodil.acsevents.org/KansasCity).

Dollars raised through Daffodil Days enable the 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 research; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, Butler Transport, Grapevine Designs, BankLiberty, Bank of Kansas City, Main Street Floral & Gifts, and Peoples Bank for making this year’s Daffodil Days bloom.  For more information about Daffodil Days, to request daffodils or get involved with the program, contact Christy Dore at 816.218.7279 or Christy.Dore@cancer.org. Visit daffodil.acsevents.org/KansasCity to purchase your Daffodils today.

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Hope Blooms with Spring Flowers

It may not feel like spring out side, but Hope is blooming all over the KC/Northern Missouri Region – hope in the form of spring flowers: Daffodils.

Daffodil Days is one of the oldest and beloved American Cancer Society fundraising events.  This year, blooms are being sold in many ways:

  • Bear and a Bunch for $25
  • Sunshine bouquet for $15
  • Individual bouquet for $10
  • Gift of Hope for $25  – flowers in a vase delivered to a local cancer patient
  • Corporate Case for $500 (5oo stems of daffodils!)
  • Corporate half case for $250

If you want more information on Daffodil Days, click here!

In the Kansas City metro area, there are a “bunch” of pick up locations so you can get your blooms quickly! You can even place your order online at daffodil.acsevents.org/KansasCity.

Orders are due February 25 – so don’t wait too long!

Daffodil Days are springing

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Spring cannot arrive soon
enough, and although it may be cold outside, we have a way to add some sunshine
to your life! 

 

As the first
flower of spring, the daffodil is a symbol of hope. To the American Cancer
Society, it represents the hope we all share for a future where cancer is no
longer a life-threatening disease. You can provide hope to all people affected
by the disease by participating in the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days.
To raise awareness and funds to help fight cancer, simply click on the map
below, and select the Daffodil Days campaign near you. And don’t forget to
encourage your friends, family members, and coworkers to get involved in
Daffodil Days too.

 

Daffodil Days
2009 is kick off in Kansas City
on Saturday, January 17th at 9:00 am.  A brunch will be held at the American Cancer
Society Kansas City Metro office (6700 Antioch, Ste. 100, Merriam, KS
66204) for all past and
new potential volunteer coordinators. Coordinators will be armed with great
information to help them get started in promoting Daffodil Days. Anyone
interested in learning more about Daffodil Days is welcome to join!  For more information, contact Christy Dore at
913.747.6032 or Christy.Dore@cancer.org

 

Want to find
out how to volunteer for Daffodil Days in your area? Contact your local office
or your staff partner for find out more information. 

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