Media advisory - Governor General to launch the Canadian Cancer Society's Daffodil Month



    OTTAWA, March 26 /CNW Telbec/ - Her Excellency the Right Honourable
Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will receive a bouquet of
daffodils from two young cancer patients to mark the beginning of the Canadian
Cancer Society's annual Daffodil Month, and the 50th year it has sold
daffodils in aid of cancer research. The bouquet presentation will take place
at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, March 27, 2007, in the greenhouses of Rideau Hall.
    The daffodil is the Canadian Cancer Society's symbol of hope in the fight
against cancer, and during the past half-century huge strides have been made.
Survival rates among children, for example, have risen by more than
50 per cent.
    Daffodil Month, which takes place in April, will also feature the
Canadian Cancer Society's annual door-to-door canvass. The fundraising
campaign not only supports cutting-edge research, but also raises awareness
about cancer prevention and the Canadian Cancer Society's many community
services. The month begins with Daffodil Days, from March 29 to April 1.
Volunteers will be selling yellow blooms to raise funds in the hope of making
cancer history.
    For more information about the Canadian Cancer Society, please contact:
Jeff Froggett, 613-723-1744, jfroggett@ontario.cancer.ca.

    Members of the media wishing to cover this event are asked to arrive at
    the Princess Anne Entrance by 10:15 a.m.




For further information:

For further information: Media information: Isabelle Serrurier, Rideau
Hall Press Office, (613)998-0287, www.gg.ca

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