2012-03-15 / Local & State

Daffodil Days Begins March 19

Available at Fulton County Medical Center gift shop

Give daffodils. Give hope.

A new season of hope has arrived in Fulton County, thanks to the American Cancer Society (ACS) Daffodil Days, which begins next week. Starting March 19, volunteers throughout the area will begin to distribute thousands of daffodils to homes, offices and places of worship. This is the 39th annual ACS Daffodil Days, a campaign that has been bringing the first flower of spring – the flower of hope – to local residents since 1973.

“It is amazing how much support this community has given to Daffodil Days over the past 38 years,” said Jennifer Kessel, Daffodil

Days staff partner. “Each day the ACS comes closer to help finding a cure for cancer while serving the needs of those affected by the disease and educating the public so the rates of cancer incidence and mortality can decrease.”

Area businesses, schools and civic organizations became involved with Daffodil Days by taking advance orders for flowers. Those who did not get the chance to pre-order daffodils can pick them up at the Fulton County Medical gift shop on March 21, 22 or 23 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Receive a bunch of flowers for a donation of $10. For more information, contact your local ACS office at 717-264- 6266.

As the nation’s largest nongovernmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, the ACS turns what it knows about cancer into what it does. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about the ACS or to get help, call 1-800-227-2345 any time, day or night, or visit cancer.org.

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