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October 22, 2017 2:42 am

Daffodil Campaign Just Days Away

Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 5:59 AM

Prince George, B.C. – This Saturday marks the start of the annual Daffodil Campaign by the  Canadian Cancer Society  and  everyone has their  fingers crossed there will be plenty of the  yellow flowers available.

Last year,  an  early spring in the lower mainland meant the daffodils had already  finished blooming by the time the campaign  was to start, so  fundraisers had to switch to plan ‘B’  and sell  the daffodil pins.

Helen Owen, the Team Lead  for Annual Giving with the Canadian Cancer Society’s Northern Region  says the  weather  this year  did raise some concerns  because of the  late  snowfall , but she is confident  there will be daffodils for sale this year.

The campaign this year  will see Save-On Foods donating $1 dollar from every bunch of daffodils purchased  to  the Canadian Cancer Society.  The daffodils will be  available at  all of the four Save-On locations in Prince George from the 24th of March  through to April 6th.

And yes there will be  daffodil pins available says Owen “We will have pins starting April 1st.  So we will have  two  partnerships with our  pin campaign, one is with the  B.C. liquor branches, the other is with Starbucks,  so  Saturday April 1st we are going to have street teams of volunteers  outside the  provincial liquor stores with pins for sale.  Throughout the month of April, there will be   pin boxes inside the liquor  stores as well as all the Starbucks outlets.”

The dollars raised through the flower and pin  campaign will go towards  supports  and services provided by the Canadian Cancer Society .  While the specific dollars raised here  may  not stay here,  she  says  the community  does  benefit  from the  campaign “Everything comes back to the community” says Owen, “The work we  do benefits everyone,  we’ve got our lodge here ( Kordyban Lodge)   travel treatment fund program,  and when you look at the research we  fund it comes back to help  every one of us in every community.”

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