MONTREAL, May 7, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The sale of fresh daffodils, the symbol of life and hope of the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), has managed to raise nearly $2.1 million for prevention, research and support, which is $80,000 more than last year.
The CCS would like to thank all Quebecers who bought flowers or gave their time to this major campaign. Across Quebec, two million daffodils were sold at 1,470 points of sale by 15,000 volunteers as of the end of March.
With the support of 300,000 donors annually and 30,000 volunteers, the CCS is the Quebec cancer charity with the greatest potential to save more lives. Every year, around 135,000 Quebecers turn to the organization. So, the CCS is doing everything it can to increase the overall cancer survival rate, which is currently at 63%, to 80% by 2030.
The money raised from the sale of daffodils enables the CCS to:
- prevent more cancers and demand laws that protect public health
- fund more research projects
- support more people living with cancer
Let's save more lives. Visit cancer.ca or call us at 1 888 939-3333.
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