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When loved ones are diagnosed with or pass away from cancer, we often want to do something to help or honour them. This April, the Canadian Cancer Society wants the people of Sault Ste. Marie and area to know that there is something they can do.

This April, by volunteering just a couple hours of their time selling daffodil pins in support of the Society’s Daffodil Month campaign local residents can save lives and help people who are living with cancer now.

Money raised through Daffodil Month helps local patients and their families living with more than 200 different types of cancer, by doing everything we can to prevent cancer from ever happening in the first place, funding research to outsmart cancer and empowering, informing, supporting and improving the lives of Canadians living with cancer so that fewer Canadians are touched by the disease.

We need your help to get the word out to recruit Daffodil Month volunteers!
Volunteers are essential to the success of the Daffodil Month campaign and we are looking for people who can spare a couple hours to help out during this critical fundraising time for our organization. Would you be interested in running a small story about this need?

If so, I could arrange for interviews with a Society spokesperson and/or one of our campaign volunteers such as Marg Beilhartz, a cancer survivor, who started volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society in 1995 and has been an active volunteer with our Daffodil Campaign since then. Marg has served as our Daffodil Day Sales Convenor when we used to sell live flowers, and today still helps with our Daffodil Pin Sales and is committed to the fight against cancer. Marg and her whole family support the Canadian Cancer Society, her daughter Judy Cruise is the Chair of our Relay For Life committee.

We need volunteers on the following dates: April 4, 9 to 11 and April 16 to 19. Those interested in signing up as a Daffodil Month volunteer can register today at vhub.at/Algoma or contact Carly at (705) 253-4781 or cbrown@ontario.cancer.ca.