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January 27, 2012

American Cancer Society Daffodil Days helps to support Appanoose County cancer patients

CENTERVILLE — A new season of hope has arrived in Appanoose County, thanks to the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days, which began Thursday. Volunteers throughout the area have begun to distribute thousands of fresh daffodils to homes, offices, hospitals and places of worship.  

This longstanding program celebrates the American Cancer Society’s mission to fight for everyone touched by cancer and to help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Best of all, there’s still time for anyone to get involved. Daffodils are still available and each donation makes a difference in the fight against cancer.

“Our community is making a difference against cancer, one daffodil at a time,” said Jami Livingston, Centerville Iowa Daffodil Days chair. “Thanks to the overwhelming support we have received for Daffodil Days, the American Cancer Society is helping people facing cancer, saving lives and empowering all of us to fight back against the disease. We are sharing hope and making meaningful strides against the disease.”

Flowers are still available at more than four sites, including Drake Public Library, First United Methodist Church, Moulton-Udell and Centerville High School.  For a $10 donation, you can get a bunch of 10 beautiful flowers.

Gift of Hope bouquets are being delivered to cancer patients throughout Centerville. An anonymous gift, these bouquets bring hope to those fighting cancer.

This year also features Shar N. Hope, a special Boyds™ Bear designed exclusively for the American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days Bear and a Bunch™ that can be ordered for a donation of $25. For more information, contact your local American Cancer Society office at (641) 856-6676.

Dollars raised through Daffodil Days enable the American Cancer Society to save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early, helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis, by finding cures through investment in lifesaving research, and by fighting back by working with lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.

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