Canadian Cancer Society volunteer Deb Burnett (left) and Mayor John Dooley sign the proclamation for Daffodil Day on April 27.

City of Nelson joins the fight

The City of Nelson has joined the Canadian Cancer Society national daffodil campaign by proclaiming April as Daffodil Month

The City of Nelson has joined the Canadian Cancer Society national daffodil campaign by proclaiming April as Daffodil Month and April 27 as Daffodil Day.

“We’ve all been touched by cancer,” says Deb Burnett, local Canadian Cancer Society volunteer. “In fact, two in five Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and one in four will die. That’s why we’re asking British Columbians to join the fight and wear the daffodil pin this April.”

“The city is proud to proclaim April 27 as Daffodil Day,” says Mayor John Dooley. “We encourage all citizens in the city to show their support for those affected by cancer and to remember those lost by wearing a daffodil pin. What better way to declare our part in this fight than to wear it on our lapels.”

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.

On Daffodil Day, April 27, the society is 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.

Daffodil Day events will be happening throughout British Columbia. To find out what’s happening in your area visit fightback.ca

“We want people who have been affected by cancer to know that they are not alone,” says Burnett. “We want them to know that they are supported and that there are support services to help along the way.”

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.

The Canadian Cancer Society fights cancer by doing everything we can to prevent cancer, save lives and support people living with cancer. Join the fight! Go to fightback.ca to find out how you can help. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website at cancer.ca or call our toll-free bilingual cancer information Service at 1-888-939-3333.

 

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