HALIFAX – It’s one of the prettiest ways to help people undergoing cancer treatments in Nova Scotia.
Spring arrived by cargo plane this week when 500,000 daffodils came from the United Kingdom for the Canadian Cancer Society’s annual fundraiser.
More than 47,000 bunches of daffodils will be delivered across the province over the next week by Farmer’s Dairy, and volunteers will begin selling them as well. Each bunch sells for $8. Fourteen bunches covers the cost for one patient to stay one night at the Lodge That Gives, a facility for Nova Scotians undergoing cancer treatments in Halifax.
“The arrival of the daffodils is always a very exciting time for us here at the Canadian Cancer Society,” said Barbara Stead Coyle, Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Division. “The daffodil is a sign of hope in the fight against cancer. Here in Nova Scotia, hope arrives every spring with the sale of half a million blooms.”
The arrival of these daffodils, each year, marks the beginning of Daffodil Month (April), which is the Canadian Cancer Society’s cancer awareness month. The Canadian Cancer Society has been the world's largest purchaser of daffodils for years.