Daffodil Campaign Just Days Away
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.”