Tuli Chowdhury

Young volunteer finds her calling

Tuli Chowdhury
I would encourage everyone to volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society, especially young people.

Tuli Chowdhury always wanted to get involved with a charity. After reading a story online about why someone was wearing their daffodil pin, the teen decided that joining the fight against cancer was her calling.

“Reading about the story of someone who was struggling with cancer really inspired me to want to help,” she says. “I thought fundraising for the Canadian Cancer Society was the best way to make an impact,” she adds.

Tuli signed up for a volunteer shift selling daffodil pins. Cancer is no stranger to the teen – her young cousin back home in Bangladesh is living with the disease.

“Cancer affects everyone,” she says. “The Canadian Cancer Society is doing an amazing job at fighting the disease on so many fronts, and I want to be part of it.”

Last April, Tuli ended up volunteering more than 22 hours selling daffodil pins until she raised just shy of $1,000.

“I want to raise as much money as I can to prevent more cancer-related deaths for my generation,” says Tuli, who’s hoping to exceed the $1,000 mark this year.

“I would encourage everyone to volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society, especially young people,” she says. “Just put a smile on your face, sell some daffodil pins and you’ll see what a rewarding experience it is,” she adds.

This April, by volunteering just a few hours of your time selling daffodil pins in support of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Month campaign, you can save lives and help people who are living with cancer now.

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