American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days is way to honor donors

Staff Writer
Morton Times-News

Bright yellow daffodils are on sale now through Feb. 17 as part of the annual American Cancer Society Daffodil Days campaign.

Daffodil Days helps fund the many programs offered at no charge to cancer patients and their families, while also helping the organization conduct research, educate people on prevention and early detection, and promote laws that fight cancer. 

Individuals and corporations may purchase bouquets of daffodils for friends, family and co-workers to support the fight against cancer. The flowers range in price from $10 for a bunch of 10 daffodils, to $500 for a case of 50 bunches. Potted daffodil bulbs range in price from $15 for a pot with three bulbs to $270 for a case of 18 pots. Also available for $25 is the limited edition Boyds™ Bear “Carrie N. Hope,” designed exclusively for the American Cancer Society. Carrie arrives with an armful of 10 live daffodil stems.

For a donation of $25 to $100, donors can purchase a Gift of Hope for local cancer patients. American Cancer Society volunteers will anonymously deliver a daffodil bouquet to cancer patients at medical centers and health care facilities in the community. 

Daffodil Days pick up times for Tazewell County are:

• Lindys Fresh Foods, 110 Peoria, Washington

Thursday, March 19

Noon-4pm

 • Pekin Community Bank, Pekin

Thursday, March 19

Noon-4pm

 • Kroger--E.Peoria

201 S. Main, East Peoria

Thursday, March 19

Noon-4pm

 • National City Bank

80 E. Jefferson, Morton

Thursday, March 19

Noon-4pm

For more information visit,  www.cancer.org/daffodils, or call 688-3488.

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. 

The Illinois Division has more than 120,000 volunteers and staff fighting cancer in the state. 

For the most up-to-date cancer related information and to join the fight against cancer, call 800-ACS-2345, or visit  www.cancer.org.