American Cancer Society Daffodil Days to aid Cancer Society

Eagle River Memorial Hospital included as pick up site

3/2/2009

WOODRUFF, WI—Daffodils are a bright symbol of the hope we all share that cancer can and will be conquered. Every spring, people across the country join in the fight against cancer by sharing the gift of hope through participation in the American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days.

Daffodil Days, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society (ACS) pick up day will be Tuesday, March 10, at Eagle River Memorial Hospital, 201 Hospital Road, Eagle River.

Volunteers will be bringing this first spring flower, the flower of hope, to area residents. This signifies the start of the local fundraising effort against cancer. “More than two million daffodils will be shipped from the State of Washington for Daffodil Days in Wisconsin,” advised Mary Kaye Sergent, Daffodil Days chairwoman and Outpatient Surgery Coordinator at ERMH. “Putting a breath of spring in your home will help raise your spirits, and making a donation to the American Cancer Society’s special event will help raise the hopes of many cancer patients and residents of our community,” added Sergent. Orders can be made by calling Sergent at 715-479-9635.

Daffodil Days 2009 Giving Opportunities include a bouquet of daffodils at $10, a “bunch and a vase” for $12, miniature daffodils in a bulb container for $15, a Gift of Hope which can be delivered to an area cancer survivor or patient for $25, a “Bear and a Bunch” which includes a limited edition Boyd’s Bear for $25, a large Boyd’s Bear “Bear Hugs for Hope” which can be delivered to a child at an area cancer center for $25 or the Sunshine Bouquet which is six vibrant daffodil bouquets in a beautiful glass vase for $75.

“Supporting Daffodil Days brightens someone’s day while funding the American Cancer Society’s mission,” adds Sergent.

It is estimated that 1.2 million Americans are expected to be diagnosed with cancer this year. According to the ACS, cancer strikes one out of three Americans. “By participating in the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days, you are supporting their efforts to fight cancer in the Eagle River community,” Sergent concludes.

Donated funds make it possible for the ACS to support research to find a cure for cancer, educate people to prevent cancer and to detect it early. The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem through research, education, advocacy and services.

For more information on the American Cancer Society, please call 1-800-ACS0-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
 

 
 
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