Morgan Smith

High school student passionate about raising funds for Daffodil Month

Morgan Smith
Even though we are high school students, we were able to raise so much money for the Canadian Cancer Society. It just goes to show what can happen when a small group of people come together for a great cause.

After a school visit by a Canadian Cancer Society representative, Morgan Smith decided to get involved. The enthusiastic teen, who lives in eastern Ontario, became a volunteer for Daffodil Month, the Society’s annual fundraising campaign.  

Morgan enlisted a group of friends, and together they raised more than $1,000 in donations – an amount they’re hoping to double during the next Daffodil Month.  

“A lot of my friends have a personal connection to cancer,” says Morgan. “Even though we are high school students, we were able to raise so much money for the Canadian Cancer Society. It just goes to show what can happen when a small group of people come together for a great cause.”

Morgan enjoyed his volunteering experience so much that he and his friends expanded their efforts to selling pink ribbons during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

In recognition of his leadership in engaging others in the Canadian Cancer Society’s work, Morgan was nominated for the Society’s Celebrating Impact in Community Youth Leadership volunteer award.

“As a volunteer, it feels good to work with others to promote a charitable spirit in our community,” says Morgan. “I get to show that not just the adults can make a difference.”