Pictured are volunteers Beverley Lockhart and Brandy Benary were at Overwaitea in Golden selling daffodils as part of a Canadian Cancer Society’s April fundraising campaign.

Pictured are volunteers Beverley Lockhart and Brandy Benary were at Overwaitea in Golden selling daffodils as part of a Canadian Cancer Society’s April fundraising campaign.

Canadian Cancer Society launches daffodil campaign in Golden

The community of Golden kicked off the Canadian Cancer Society’s April Daffodil campaign.

The community of Golden kicked off the Canadian Cancer Society’s April Daffodil campaign and joined communities across the country to join the fight against cancer.

This year’s Daffodil campaign marks the organization’s 75th anniversary. The Canadian Cancer Society was founded on March 28, 1938 and has grown into one of Canada’s leading national cancer-fighting charity.

“We are so impressed by the number of British Columbians who wear their daffodil pin during April to show their support for those affected by cancer,” says Patti King, Team Leader of Health Promotion for the Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon. “This movement, which originated here in BC and is thanks to countless dedicated volunteers, recognizes the cancer journey and mobilizes communities to make a really big difference in the fight against cancer.”

King added, “Every year we see Golden rally around Daffodil Month and Daffodil Day and this year is no exception.  On behalf of the Society, I want to thank the Town of Golden for their support!”

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society during Daffodil Month help fund research to outsmart cancer, assist in providing information and deliver programs to prevent cancer and support those living with cancer, and support advocacy for public policies that improve the health of Canadians.

To donate online or to find out where you can get a daffodil pin, go to fightback.ca or contact the Canadian Cancer Society’s regional office at 1-800-656-6426.

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; or 1-866-786-3934.