For several years now, the American Cancer Society has run a springtime campaign called Daffodil Days, raising money for cancer research, education, and patient support. The cheerful flower was chosen because daffodils are considered the Flower of Hope.
Locally the campaign is underway, with orders being taken for either a bouquet of ten daffodils, or a bouquet with a special Boyd's teddy bear.
That's Gwen Turner, who is with the Daffodil Days committee in Sheridan. Turner says that most people who volunteer for the Daffodil Days campaign have been touched by cancer in one form or another, herself included. She indicates, however, that there is a critical need for volunteers to help this year.
Cost for the bouquet only is $7; cost for the bouquet and Boyd's bear is $25. Orders must be placed by Friday, February 26th.
Gwen says the flowers are due to arrive from Washington State sometime during the week of March 15th, depending upon the weather between Washington and here.
If you would like to place an order or if you can volunteer to help with the campaign, call Gwen at 752-6716 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org