Maple Ridge among BC cities joining Canadian Cancer Society's new Daffodil movement
March 19, 2010 / 7:00 PM
On March 18, 2010, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) launches a new daffodil campaign expected to create a movement that will bloom across the province over the next three weeks. Cities across the province and in the Yukon are joining the movement.
The Society is asking British Columbians to join the fight for life by wearing the new daffodil pin on April 9th to demonstrate their support to people on a cancer journey.
"Two in five Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and one in four will die," says Mary-Ellen Smith, CCS volunteer. "The new pin is a badge of courage. Wearing it is a way for all of us to unite and demonstrate that support to our loved ones."
"The District of Maple Ridge is proud to recognize April 9th as Daffodil Day," said Ernie Daykin, Mayor of Maple Ridge. "We encourage all of our residents to show their support and wear a daffodil pin. I know I will be wearing mine!"
Donations for every pin go towards supporting people living with cancer, funding research to outsmart cancer and preventing cancer before it starts. The Canadian Cancer Society delivers caring, practical and personal support to people with cancer through the Cancer Information Service, CancerConnection, Camp Goodtimes, patient lodges throughout BC and the Volunteer Driver and Freemasons Cancer Car Program.
Daffodil pins can be found at various locations throughout Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. For a full listing visit daffodilday.ca
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. The Society is the largest charitable funder of cancer research in Canada. Through public support, on average, the Society invests $48 million in cancer research each year and currently funds more than 500 researchers.