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Daffodil Days helps raise cancer awareness

Tuesday, February 6, 2001

With spring only a few months away, it's time again to think of flowers blooming and a renewed hope for the future.

To help mark the coming spring the American Cancer Society of Storm Lake is kicking off the 18th Annual Daffodil Days.

People are able to purchase daffodils to help raise awareness of cancer and support cancer research. Daffodil Days is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society to help fund research and educational programs.

"The daffodil is the first flower of spring and a symbol of hope for cancer patients," Jonette Spurlock, income development for American Cancer Society, said.

Last year more than 850 bunches of daffodils were purchased. Co-chairs of this year's campaign, Jodi Cook and Jean Miller, said they hope to surpass that number this year.

Miller said the bright yellow daffodils provide such hope to cancer patients and survivors.

"It's nice when you take flowers to people," she said. "The people are like, 'Oh, these are for me?'"

People can also purchase "Gifts of Hope," which are bouquets of daffodils anonymously given to cancer patients.

Read the rest of this article in the 2/03 Pilot Tribune.

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