National Daf­fodil Day

The Compass - - NEWS - Photo by Terry Roberts/The Com­pass

There was a unique cer­e­mony at Pow­ell’s Su­per­mar­ket in Bay Roberts on Satur­day, April 27 to mark National Daf­fodil Day, which is held an­nu­ally to show sup­port for those liv­ing with can­cer. It was noted that Pow­ell’s was likely the only com­mer­cial es­tab­lish­ment across Canada to stage a ma­jor event, which con­sisted of a cake-cut­ting by noted area lead­ers and can­cer sur­vivors, a mu­si­cal trib­ute to can­cer sur­vivors, and a fundraiser with pro­ceeds go­ing to the Cana­dian Can­cer So­ci­ety. Pic­tured here are, from left, com­pany pres­i­dent/CEO Dave Pow­ell, Avalon MP Scott An­drews, Dar­rell Yet­man of the Can­cer So­ci­ety, Rose­mary Hed­der­son of Ge­orge­town (can­cer sur­vivor), Pow­ell’s man­ager John Mercer, who do­nated bone mar­row to his brother; Pow­ell’s em­ployee Leroy Cur­tis of Cupids (can­cer sur­vivor); Port de Grave MHA Glenn Lit­tle­john, as­sis­tant man­ager Mar­i­lyn Oates, and Bay Roberts Mayor Philip Wood, who is also a can­cer sur­vivor. It’s been said that in our life­time, one in three peo­ple in our prov­ince will be di­ag­nosed with can­cer. Daf­fodil Day was cre­ated to let can­cer pa­tients know that they are not alone.

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