SIGNS OF SPRING

Myrtleford Times - - Front Page -

JO Bow­ers will gather the vol­un­teers for the Myrtle­ford com­mu­nity’s Can­cer Coun­cil Daf­fodil Day fundrais­ing ef­fort this week – for rea­sons of both heart and head. Can­cer last year claimed the lives of her brother, Jeremy, and her aunt. A decade ago her mother also died from can­cer. Jo and helpers, sur­rounded by the happy flow­ers, will gather at Coles Myrtle­ford from 9am on Fri­day – Daf­fodil Day – seek­ing vi­tal com­mu­nity sup­port to fund can­cer re­search.

MYRTLE­FORD Can­cer Coun­cil Daf­fodil Day co­or­di­na­tor Jo Bow­ers says vol­un­teers will wel­come con­tri­bu­tions of daf­fodils for Fri­day’s an­nual fundrais­ing at Coles’ Myrtle­ford store.

The sunny herald of spring has only just started to bloom in the up­per Ovens Val­ley but she hopes gardeners with a sur­plus of flow­ers might bring some in on Fri­day morn­ing to sur­round the fundrais­ing sta­tion and high­light the need for can­cer re­search funds.

Ms Bow­ers also hopes lo­cal peo­ple will see the daf­fodil as a metaphor and give gen­er­ously to­wards the na­tional ap­peal, which last year gen­er­ated $5.6 mil­lion.

She said Myrtle­ford’s Daf­fodil Day vol­un­teers would be of­fer­ing a range of mer­chan­dise for sale, in­clud­ing soft toys, soc­cer balls and foot­balls, as well as Daf­fodil Day pins.

“My brother, Jeremy, and my aunt died from can­cer last year,” Ms Bow­ers said. “My mother died from can­cer 10 years ago. “So when I was look­ing for some way to sup­port can­cer re­search I thought Daf­fodil Day was some­thing that I could do.”

Myrtle­ford vol­un­teers will be of­fer­ing the mer­chan­dise through­out the day.

PHOTO: Jamie Kron­borg

HAPPY FLOWER: Jo Bow­ers is co­or­di­nat­ing Myrtle­ford’s Can­cer Coun­cil Daf­fodil Day fundrais­ing ef­fort on Fri­day and with other helpers at Coles Myrtle­ford will be of­fer­ing for sale a range of mer­chan­dise to sup­port can­cer re­search.

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