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Canadian Cancer Society launches annual fundraising campaign

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
Canadian Cancer Society launches annual fundraising campaign

If you find yourself seeing yellow flowers on lapels around town, there’s a reason for it.

April is Daffodil Month at the Canadian Cancer Society, a time to honour the courage and strength of cancer survivors and those fighting the disease in its more than 200 forms.

The yellow daffodil pins that have become associated with the campaign are sold to raise funds and awareness for cancer research and to help provide needed services to sufferers and their families.

CCS branches across the country will be selling the pins and organizing events throughout the month in support of the cause.

In Fort McMurray, the Society will be hosting The Daffodil Tea at Townhall Pub (8104 Fraser Avenue) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 24th.

In addition to daffodil pins, McMurrayites can also purchase fresh daffodils for $6 a bunch at 9908 Franklin Avenue from Monday to Friday.

As a formal gesture to kick off the campaign, local two-time cancer survivor June Heskett, along with her daughter, placed the first daffodil pin on Acting Mayor Alan Vinni’s lapel on Friday.

For more information on the campaign and volunteer opportunities with the CCS, click here.


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