April is not over yet: Let’s save more lives!
The Canadian Cancer Society’s sale of fresh daffodils More than $179,000 raised
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%.