Daffodil campaign continues
Duringthe Canadian Cancer Society’s daffodil campaign, the first activity is the sale of fresh daffodils, an event that saw 140,000 daffodils sold by 1,500 volunteers at ninety different locations in the Estrie to raise more than $153,000.
Until April 30th, people can also buy a daffodil pin at the regional office of the Canadian Cancer Society, at 3330 King West, in Sherbrooke, at all NAPA autoparts stores, and at the Magog Gazaille IGA.
The money collected during this important campaign saves lives: today, 63% of people who have been told “You have cancer” are still alive five years later. For some cancers, the survival rate is even better, notably for childhood cancers (82 %), breast cancer (88%), prostate cancer (96%) and testicular cancer (97%). In the 1940’s, the global survival rate of all cancers was around 25%.