Daf­fodil cam­paign con­tin­ues

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

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%.

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