Ontario politicians wear Canadian Cancer Society’s new daffodil pin in support of those touched by cancer

01 April 2011

TORONTO -

Ontario MPPs will wear the Canadian Cancer Society’s new daffodil pin in the Legislature on Monday, April 4, in support of Daffodil Month.

During the Legislative Assembly, the Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, will deliver a statement about the Society’s work in Ontario and acknowledge the provincial government’s role in cancer prevention, research and treatment.

Every April, volunteers across Ontario raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society by selling daffodils and going door to door in their community to collect donations.

This April, the Society is stepping up the fight by introducing a new daffodil pin so that Ontarians can show support for those living with cancer by making a donation and proudly wearing the iconic yellow daffodil.

To find out more, visit fightback.ca.

“WHY I WEAR THE DAFFODIL”: PHOTOS AVAILABLE

 

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty

Premier Dalton McGuinty and Stephen Baron, Chair, Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division

 

“I am wearing it for all those touched by cancer.”:
Dalton McGuinty.

 

Ontario MPP Tim Hudak

Tim Hudak, Leader of the Official Opposition, and Stephen Baron, Chair, Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division

 

“I am wearing a daffodil for Mona Hutton.”:
Tim Hudak, whose mother-in-law is a cancer survivor.

 

Ontario MPPs Andrea Horwath and France Gélinas

Andrea Horwath, Leader, New Democratic Party of Ontario; France Gélinas, Health Critic and MPP, Nickel Belt; and Marion Kirsh, Immediate Past Chair, Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division

 

“I am wearing a daffodil for my father.”:
Andrea Horwath.

The photos are available through Canada NewsWire photo services:
http://photos.newswire.ca

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:

Justin Edmonstone

Public Affairs

Canadian Cancer Society

Ontario Division

Phone: 416-323-7026