Province to usher in Daffodil Month

29 March 2012

Halifax -

Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald will kick off April as Daffodil Month for the Nova Scotia division of the Canadian Cancer Society.

Every three minutes another Canadian is faced with fighting cancer and as Nova Scotians, we have among the highest incidence rates of many cancers in the country. Cancer is a disease that affects all communities in Nova Scotia so finding ways to re-write the future of cancer in this province is critically important to all of us.

Daffodils are a beautiful symbol of hope and renewal, and a fundraising tradition that's more than 50 years old in Canada. Fresh daffodils will be available for sale from March 29 to April 1 for just $7 a bunch at locations throughout Nova Scotia. Daffodil pins offer a way for us to show our support for those living with cancer and they will be available for sale beginning on April 4th at locations throughout Nova Scotia.

Volunteers across the province are at the very heart of daffodil month. They sell fresh daffodils and knock on doors in communities canvassing for donations. Our corporate pin sponsors sell daffodil pins from their place of business.

By supporting the Canadian Cancer Society during Daffodil Month Nova Scotians will be joining a team that works hard to fight cancer in Nova Scotia. Donations help the Society:

  • Fund research to outsmart cancer
  • Empower, inform and support Canadians living with cancer
  • Advocate for public policies to improve the health of Canadians

DATE: Friday, March 30, 2012
TIME: 9:30 reception, 10:00 a.m. event
LOCATION: Foyer, Province House, 1726 Hollis Street, Halifax

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website www.cancer.ca or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.

For more information, please contact:

Barbara Johnson

Communications Manager

Phone: (902) 423-6183