MONTREAL, March 20, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - From March 21 to 24, 2013, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is inviting Quebecers to support people living with cancer. In Quebec, more than 2 million fresh flowers will be sold by 20,000 volunteers in 1,800 points of sales at shopping centres, banks, grocery stores, office buildings, and pharmacies.
Media photo op
Thursday March 21, 2013
from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
McGill metro station (near Eaton Centre)
Available for photos and interviews:
- Daffodil Month spokesperson, the actress Marie Turgeon, as well as a CCS squad who will ask commuters to support the charity and take part in Daffodil Month by buying a bouquet of fresh daffodils or wearing a daffodil pin.
- The public will also be invited to participate in a collective work by decorating the CCS's "tower of hope" with flowers and leaving a note of encouragement there to the person they will be fighting for in April.
Every 11 minutes, a Quebecer is diagnosed with cancer. The money collected during Daffodil Month makes a real difference: today, more than 60% of Canadians who have been diagnosed with cancer survive. In the 1940s, the survival rate was only around 25%.
SOURCE: CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY, QUEBEC DIVISION
For further information:
André Beaulieu, Spokesperson and Senior Advisor, Public Relations
Canadian Cancer Society - Quebec Division
[email protected] | 514 393-3444 - Cell: 514 217-8327