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 Dutchmaster variety of daffodils featuring long sturdy stems (12 to 14 inches long) 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 raise 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 Amundsen, chairman at 624-4115. All orders are to be pre-paid. Cost is $7 per bouquet. Flowers will be delivered on March 7 to the office/address indicated on the order form. All daffodils must be ordered by Feb. 10.
Cancer death rates are starting to decline but more people are developing cancer each year and 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 the sun could prevent 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.