April is not over yet: Let’s save more lives!

The Cana­dian Cancer So­ci­ety’s sale of fresh daf­fodils More than $179,000 raised

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

The Cana­dian Cancer So­ci­ety’s Daf­fodil Month is un­der­way. Noth­ing is sim­pler than tak­ing part in it! East­ern Town­ships cit­i­zens are in­vited to buy a vir­tual daf­fodil or wear a daf­fodil pin dur­ing the whole month of April to sup­port people touched by cancer.

The sale of fresh daf­fodils, which are a sym­bol of life and hope, was the CCS’s first Daf­fodil Month ac­tiv­ity. In the re­gion, more than 140 000 daf­fodils were sold at some 105 points of sale by 1400 vol­un­teers, all mo­ti­vated to save more lives.

So, it’s an ex­cel­lent start to this fundrais­ing ac­tiv­ity which will con­tinue un­til April 30. East­ern Town­ships cit­i­zens are in­vited to: Buy a vir­tual daf­fodil from the CCS on­line at cancer.ca/jon­quilles, a project in part­ner­ship with Co­geco. Pur­chase a daf­fodil pin from the re­gional of­fice of the CCS lo­cated at 3330 King Street West, Suite 130, Sher­brooke or at 1526, Sher­brooke Street, Ma­gog (Marché Gaza­ille). Take part in the Twit­ter con­ver­sa­tion (#MyDaf­fodil). Con­tact the Cancer In­for­ma­tion Ser­vice at 1 888 939-3333 to find out more about Daf­fodil Month ac­tiv­i­ties or for any ques­tion about cancer.

The money raised dur­ing Daf­fodil Month saves lives: to­day, 63% of people who were told “you have cancer” are alive five years later. For some can­cers, the sur­vival rate is even more spec­tac­u­lar, par­tic­u­larly for child­hood can­cers (82%), breast cancer (88%), prostate cancer (96%), and testicular cancer (97%). In the 1940s, the sur­vival rate was around 25%.

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