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New Years Resolution: Fight Cancer and Spread Hope!

Is your New Years Resolution to volunteer more? The American Cancer Society Daffodil Days is sharing the Gift of Hope this Spring. Help us to fund cancer research, education, advocacy and local patient service programs! Join us for one of the following events to learn how you can help.

What: Daffodil Days Happy Hour Hope Fest, When: January 6, 2009, 5 - 7 p.m., Where: The Melting Pot, Corner of SW 6th & Main, Portland, OR 97204, Why: Dip into the complimentary fondue, grab a drink, listen to a short presentation and network with professionals who are dedicated to eliminating cancer.

What: Daffodil Days Business Luncheon, When: January 13, 2009, Noon - 1 p.m., Where: Romano’s Macaroni Grill, 2290 NW Allie Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97124, Why: Enjoy a delicious lunch, a brief presentation and time to share ideas with other Daffodil Days volunteers.

Space is limited so please RSVP to 503-795-3912 OR [email protected] right away!

What is Daffodil Days? Daffodil Days is an annual community based fundraising event facilitated by local volunteers and staff of the American Cancer Society. Held in the first days of spring, thousands of volunteers around the country sell bunches of daffodils and special edition Boyd’s Bears to raise funds for the fight against cancer. It’s easy to do and works a lot like selling Girl Scout Cookies. Student or civic groups can also help with flower preparation and community canvassing.

Why Daffodils? The American Cancer Society recognizes the daffodil not only as the first flower of spring, but as the flower of hope –Hope that cancer will be cured in our lifetime.

What is Gift of Hope? “Gift of Hope” bouquets of daffodils are delivered anonymously to cancer patients at medical centers and health care facilities during the Daffodil Days campaign. Gift of Hope donations can be made in increments of $25.00 and all proceeds help the American Cancer Society fund free programs and services for local cancer patients and their families. Each bouquet comes with a care card describing services available to those going through treatment.

Where does the money go? Dollars raised through Daffodil Days purchases fund cancer research, education programs, advocacy efforts, and services for cancer patients and their families.

Contact Karla Signs at 503-795-3912 or [email protected] for more info.