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Archive for Thursday, February 4, 2010

American Cancer Society to blossom with daffodil deliveries

Daffodils are a sign of spring. Last year, Carter Schartz enjoyed a bed of blooms outside the Lawrence Public Library.

Daffodils are a sign of spring. Last year, Carter Schartz enjoyed a bed of blooms outside the Lawrence Public Library.

February 4, 2010

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Daffodil Days is about:

• brightening someone’s day.

• raising money for the American Cancer Society.

“Thanks to the overwhelming support we receive, the American Cancer Society is saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by finding cures and by fighting back against the disease.”

— Stacie Schroeder, American Cancer Society community manager

For:

• $10 — you receive a bouquet of fresh-cut daffodils.

• $15 — bouquet of 10 daffodils in a vase.

• $25 — bouquet of 10 daffodil stems with a limited-edition Boyds Bear designed exclusively for Daffodil Days.

• $500 — 500 stems of daffodils. Ideal for businesses who want to give flowers to employees or to donate to a hospital's cancer center.

• $250 — 250 stems of daffodils.

Details:

• Order by calling the American Cancer Society at 800-359-1025.

• Deadline is Friday, Feb. 19.

• Delivered in mid-March.

Funds raised will enable the society to offer free programs and services including:

• Transportation assistance to and from treatment.

• Free lodging when traveling far from home for treatment.

• A one-on-one support program called Reach to Recovery that matches trained breast cancer survivors with those newly diagnosed, to provide emotional support and guidance.

• A series of online educational classes called “I Can Cope,” for people with cancer and their loved ones.

• A free and confidential service that helps cancer patients locate a cancer clinical trial based on their individual situation.

• A free program “Look Good … Feel Better” dedicated to teaching women techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during cancer treatments.

• A man-to-man support group that offers free information and support to men with prostate cancer.

“We are sharing hope and making progress against cancer.”

— Stacie Schroeder, American Cancer Society community manager

If you have benefited from the American Cancer Society, let us know how in the comment section below. It could make a difference.

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