VANCOUVER, March 12 /CNW/ - This Thursday, March 13 Vancouver Canucks
mascot FIN will join Canadian Cancer Society volunteers at a roadside Daffodil
Days blitz to thank consumers for taking steps against cancer and to urge all
B.C. residents to step up, give and get involved.
The Society's Daffodil Days tradition began after a group of volunteers
sold 2,400 daffodils on the streets of Toronto in 1958 and raised $1,200.
WHAT: Official kick-off to the Society's annual spring fundraising
WHERE: Street level outside Surrey Central and Burrard Street SkyTrain
locations and at the West Coast Express Station in Mission.
WHEN: Thursday, March 13, 2008 from 6:45 to 8:30 a.m.; photo
opportunities with FIN between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. outside
Burrard Street SkyTrain.
WHO: Cancer survivors and volunteers; Vancouver Canucks mascot FIN;
Canadian Cancer Society spokesperson.
WHY: Community engagement is critical to improving cancer outcomes.
Cancer is personal. We each play a role in the fight against
cancer. B.C. and Yukon residents provide vital funds that aid
cancer research, prevention, and support programs during the
Society's spring fundraising drive, which includes Daffodil Days
and the Door-to-Door canvass.
For further information:
For further information: Media contact: Marcelo Dominguez, Manager,
Media Relations, Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon Division, T: (604)
675-7340, C: (778) 686-1300, E: firstname.lastname@example.org