Maine’s Daffodil Days Campaign raises more than $100,000

Posted April 10, 2012, at 3:49 p.m.

TOPSHAM, Maine — With the help of volunteers who collected orders and promoted the campaign, packed flowers and delivery shipments, the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days Campaign raised more than $100,000.

In the campaign, more than 62,000 flowers, 800 Limited Edition Boyd’s Bears and 1,000 potted daffodil bulbs were packaged, wrapped and delivered to people throughout Maine the week of March 18. In addition, 450 Gift of Hope daffodil bouquets were purchased anonymously and delivered to cancer patients at local medical facilities, and 210 Bear Hugs were sent to children affected by cancer.

“Although Daffodil Days involves giving beautiful flowers, it is really about giving hope for a future free from cancer,” said Crystal Derocher of the American Cancer Society. “Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s Daffodil Days by requesting flowers for their homes and offices. With your support, we can continue to provide tips and tools to help people reduce their cancer risk, provide free patient services and around-the-clock guidance, and conduct groundbreaking research into cancer causes and cures.”

Dollars raised through Daffodil Days enable the society to offer free programs and services that help people fight cancer, including transportation assistance to and from treatments, lodging for those having to travel long distances for treatment, online educational classes for people with cancer and their loved ones, and free confidential assistance to locate cancer clinical trials. Daffodil Days contributions also provide the society with the dollars to fund cancer research and awareness.

To learn more about the American Cancer Society or to get help, call anytime, day or night, 800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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