Daffodil Days are coming March 16-21

Daffodil Days are coming March 16-21 Daffodil Days are a celebration of renewed hope and the coming of spring. Freshly cut daffodils (10 in a bunch), the American Cancer Society's symbol of hope, will be available to businesses and individuals to offer their employees, clients, and friends.

These flowers are grown in the coastal area of Mount Vernon, WA where soil and climate conditions mimic those of Holland's farm country. People will receive the yellow Dutch master variety of daffodils featuring long, sturdy stems (12 to 14 inches) with huge trumpets. The daffodils will arrive in the "tight" bud stage ready to reach full bloom in homes or offices after several hours in water.

Daffodil Days raises millions of dollars nationwide to support cancer research, education, advocacy and services. These gifts of flowers will not only brighten up the day, but will be used directly to support cancer control efforts in the community.

Bouquets may be ordered by calling Marlene Amundson, chairman, at 624-4115. All orders are to be pre-paid. Cost is $7 per bouquet. Flowers will be delivered on March 17 to the office/address indicated on the order form. All daffodils must be ordered by Feb. 21.

In 1990, cancer death rates started to decline for the first time in history. Although more people are developing cancer each year, more are surviving. An estimated 8.4 million Americans are alive today that have a history of cancer.

In addition, we know that lifestyle factors such as not smoking, eating right, and avoiding sun overexposure could prevent tens of thousands of cancer cases each year.

To learn more about the American Cancer Society, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit the Web site at www.cancer.org.

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