Join SpiderMable as a cancer-fighting superhero this April

01 April 2016

Alberta/NWT -

Mable “SpiderMable” Tooke is the 2016 Daffodil Champion and has a very important message for Albertans and the people of the Northwest Territories.

“You should help people who have cancer,” says SpiderMable, who completed her final chemo treatment for leukemia on November 20, 2015 – the day after her 7th birthday. “Everyone can be a hero for someone and being a hero will make you feel good.”

You may remember Mable as the confident and happy six year old who raced around Edmonton this past September as SpiderMable, rescuing hostages and saving the day. Now she’s spreading a message of hope in the fight for life.

As the 2016 Daffodil Champion, SpiderMable is rallying Albertans and the people of the Northwest Territories this April to be heroes for those living with cancer.

April is Daffodil Month, an annual springtime fundraising tradition that sees Canadians from coast to coast unite to show people living with cancer they are not alone in the fight.

A vibrant and resilient flower, the daffodil has come to symbolize hope in the fight against cancer.

“We are thrilled to have SpiderMable as our 2016 Daffodil Champion,” says Dan Holinda, Executive Director, Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta/NWT Division. “She epitomizes the meaning of Daffodil Month – courage, happiness and hope.

“United by the power of the daffodil, Albertans and the people of the Northwest Territories can join SpiderMable in showing cancer patients, their families and caregivers that we will not stop fighting back until everyone survives all forms of cancer – of which there are more than 200 types,” says Holinda.

The selling of fresh bunches of daffodils is one of the longest-running and most popular fundraising traditions of the Canadian Cancer Society. SpiderMable will help kick off Daffodil Month this year by helping to sell live flowers and the Canadian Cancer Society daffodil pin starting on April 1. 

“Daffodils are so bright and pretty,” says SpiderMable. “I hope people feel happier when they buy their flowers and wear their pins.”

To find street sale and pin sale locations near you, visit cancer.ca/daffodil.

Money raised during Daffodil Month brings world-class cancer research, comforting support services and prevention strategies to the people of Alberta and the Northwest Territories, and all Canadians. It is critical funding that allows the Society to continue its important work that will result in more Canadians surviving cancer and fewer being diagnosed with the disease in the first place.

Other ways you can get involved this Daffodil Month:

  • Attend our new Daffodil Tea, a nostalgic afternoon affair that celebrates how the Daffodil Month annual springtime campaign started five decades ago. Learn more and get your tickets at cancer.ca/daffodiltea.
  • Add a spring to your step at our Daffodil Dash in Calgary or Edmonton. To learn more about this family-friendly 1k walk and 5k run, or to register, visit cancer.ca/daffodildash.
  • Paint Your Town Yellow by hosting your own fundraising event in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. Learn more at cancer.ca/myfundraiser.
Learn more about Daffodil Month at cancer.ca/daffodil.

About the Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers and staff whose mission is to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer. Thanks to our donors and volunteers, the Society has the most impact, against the most cancers, in the most communities in Canada. Building on our progress, we are working with Canadians to change cancer forever. Make your gift today at cancer.ca/daffodil.

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