As the first flower of spring, the daffodil is a symbol of hope. To the American Cancer Society, it represents the hope we all share for a future where cancer is no longer a life-threatening disease.

And you can spread the message of hope and help fight cancer by purchasing daffodils during the American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days.

The longstanding program involves offering daffodils to donors every spring in appreciation for their contributions. For a donation of $10, everyone from school children to corporate CEOs can provide a bouquet of fresh-cut daffodils to someone special.

If you know someone who is currently battling cancer, the American Cancer Society offers “the gift of hope,” a bouquet of 10 daffodils in a vase delivered to a cancer patient. The cost begins at $25.

“I encourage everyone to help paint our community yellow with daffodils this spring to represent our commitment to preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from the disease,” said Sandy Chapin, American Cancer Society, Mid-Indiana community representative. “We all have the power to make a difference for those facing cancer and their families. By giving daffodils, we are actually sharing the hope of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.”

Dollars raised through Daffodil Days enable the American Cancer Society to offer free programs and services that save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.

For more information or to order flowers, call 455.9905.