Media Advisory - Their Excellencies to Mark the Beginning of Canadian Cancer Society 2017 Daffodil Month

OTTAWA, March 31, 2017 /CNW/ - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will receive bouquets of daffodils from two teenage cancer patients to mark the beginning of the Canadian Cancer Society's Daffodil Month for 2017. The presentation will take place on Monday, April 3, 2017, at 10 a.m., in the greenhouses of Rideau Hall.

This April marks the 60th anniversary of Daffodil Month, during which time Canadians are encouraged to join the fight against cancer. Across the country, Canadian Cancer Society volunteers will be selling bright yellow daffodil pins, as well as fresh daffodils, which symbolize strength and courage in the fight against cancer. By wearing the pin throughout the month of April, Canadians can show their support for people living with cancer.

Money raised during Daffodil Month helps patients and their families by funding essential support services, as well as life-saving research and projects that aim to reduce the number of Canadians touched by the disease.

For more information on the Canadian Cancer Society and Daffodil Month, visit

Media wishing to cover this event are requested to confirm their attendance with the
Rideau Hall Press Office, and must arrive at the Princess Anne entrance no later than
9:45 a.m. on the day of the event.

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SOURCE Governor General of Canada

For further information: Media information: Melanie Primeau, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-993-2569, 613-618-2691 (cell.),; Susan Fekete, Canadian Cancer Society, 613-299-6426,

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