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Posted: March 29, 2016

April is Daffodil Month

The Canadian Cancer Society is calling on residents of the East Kootenay to join us, support and celebrate Daffodil Month this April!

April is Daffodil Month. When you make a donation, buy a daffodil pin or buy fresh flowers you will be saving lives and helping people who are living with cancer.

United by the daffodil, we show people living with cancer that they don’t have to face cancer alone and that we won’t give up until all forms of the disease are defeated.

The Daffodil Campaign in the Kootenays is ready to kick off, from the Columbia Valley to Creston. Pin boxes can be found at a variety of retailers, fresh daffodils will be for sale this week and we are excited to have one of the biggest door–to–door canvasing campaigns happening in the whole Southern Interior.

Watch out for our volunteers in their blue shirts with their bright blue daffodil books, pins and flowers! Thank you to our volunteers who dedicate their time.

Last year, thanks to Canadians’ generous support of Daffodil Month, the Canadian Cancer Society was able to:

– Fund $44 million dollars in world-class research to fight all cancers;

– Help more than 173,000 Canadians through our support services; 173,000 is comprised of 55,000 through CIS, 30,830 through smoking cessation programs, 35,000 through practical support programs, 5,000 through phone based peer support, 47,000 who visited Total 172,830 rounded up to 173,000 for ease of speech.

While cancer takes a huge toll on Canadians it’s important to remember that progress has been made against this disease.

In the 1940s, the survival rate was 25%. Today, over 60% of Canadians diagnosed with cancer will survive at least five years after their diagnosis. And the survival rates for some cancers are much higher – with childhood cancer at 83%, breast at 88% and prostate at 96%.

Please join us for an Open House, Wednesday April 13 from 1-4 p.m. to celebrate Daffodil Month and the opening of our new office location in Cranbrook.

On March 1 we moved to #202, 105 – 9th Avenue in the Labour Centre Building. We are pleased to offer the same services and resources. We have a variety of informational brochures, we can put you in contact with difference support services and we can help with applications for financial aid when travelling outside home community for treatment. We also have breast prosthetics, head coverings and wigs for people who have undergone treatment. Please join us to see our new home and see what we have to offer.

The Canadian Cancer Society fights cancer by doing everything we can to prevent cancer, save lives and support people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit or call our toll-free bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333.

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer. Thanks to our donors and volunteers, the society has the most impact, against the most cancers, in the most communities in Canada. Building on our progress, we are working with Canadians to change cancer forever. For more information, visit or call our toll-free bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333 (TTY 1-866-786-3934).

Cranbrook flower sales locations

Thursday, March 31

Superstore 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Walmart 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Save-on-Foods 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, April 1

Walmart 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 2

Superstore 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tamarack Mall 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Walmart 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Kimberley flower sales locations

Friday, April 1

Overwaitea & Mark Creek Market 
3 – 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 2

Overwaitea & Mark Creek Market 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, April 3

Overwaitea & Mark Creek Market 
12 – 4 p.m.

Lead image – Jeanne Hewitson Brock – Cranbrook canvasser.

Canadian Cancer Society

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