VANCOUVER, April 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Every three minutes, another Canadian will hear the words "you have cancer" for the first time and the Canadian Cancer Society wants them to know that they are not alone.
Last Friday MLA Colin Hansen - representing the Ministry of Health - joined Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon CEO Barbara Kaminsky at the Society's Vancouver Lodge where they unveiled local and provincial proclamations of Daffodil Month and Daffodil Day. The pair later served brunch to lodge guests.
During Daffodil Month, and especially on Daffodil Day (April 27), the Canadian Cancer Society is asking Canadians to join the fight against cancer by making a donation to support its work throughout Canada and to proudly wear a daffodil pin as a symbol of support for people living with cancer.
"This is a very special time of year for us when we highlight the impact of cancer in our lives, our families and our communities," says Kaminsky. "I encourage every British Columbian to wear a pin this April."
Throughout Daffodil Month special events and activities will be taking place in communities across Canada to raise vital funds to prevent cancer, fund research, inform and support people living with cancer and advocate for policies to improve the health of Canadians.
To donate online or to find out where you can get a daffodil pin, go to fightback.ca or contact your local Society office. The pins are also available at participating locations of WIRELESSWAVE, T-Booth wireless, Mac's, Pharmasave and IGA.
The Canadian Cancer Society fights cancer by doing everything we can to prevent cancer, save lives and support people living with cancer. Join the fight! Go to fightback.ca to find out how you can help. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website at cancer.ca or call our toll free bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.
Image with caption: "MLA Colin Hansen and Canadian Cancer Society CEO Barbara Kaminsky unveil proclamations of Daffodil Month and Daffodil Day at the Society's Lodge for cancer patients. (CNW Group/Canadian Cancer Society (BC and Yukon Division))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120402_C2054_PHOTO_EN_11808.jpg
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