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Daffodil Days set to take place in county March 17-21

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

It's time for the American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days.

The last day to place an advanced request for an order is March 1, 2008, with daffodils delivered during the week of March 17--21 at The Brazil Times during normal business hours.

Times' General Manager Lynne Llewellyn enjoys participating in the event.

"I have always bought them. It is such a nice way to enjoy spring and participate in such a worthy cause," Llewellyn said. "We enjoy having the daffodils delivered here at The Times. We're a centrally located place, with easy access."

A bunch of 10 fresh-cut daffodils will be available for a donation of $10 or $15 for a bunch and a glass vase. Also available for a donation of $25 is the Gift of Hope, a bouquet of flowers anonymously delivered to a cancer patient at local hospitals, nursing homes and other patient care facilities.

Extra bundles of the flowers will be available, but limited to a first-come-first-serve basis.

Llewellyn said flower supplies ran low last year, but the ACS was able to provide more when requested.

According to ACS Daffodil Days Chairperson Galen Goode, this longstanding fundraising program is more than just giving beautiful flowers, it is an opportunity to share hope for a time when the world is free of cancer.

"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," Goode said. "We all have the power to make a difference for those facing cancer and their families. By giving daffodils, we are actually sharing hope."

Funds raised during the event helps in two ways.

The ACS is able to offer free programs and services to help people fight cancer with courage and optimism, providing physical and emotional support and financial information, while also helping to support groundbreaking cancer research and advocate for meaningful public health education programs and policies that benefit the community.

For more information about Daffodil Days, or to place an order, contact Billie Kaufman at the Wabash Valley ACS office at 812-232-2679.

The American Cancer Society's 2008 Clay County Relay For Life event is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m., on Saturday, May 3, at the Clay County YMCA. To learn how to participate in Relay, event meetings are held at Riddell National Bank the second Tuesday of each month prior to the event, with committee members meeting at 5 p.m. and team meetings at 6 p.m.

Those interested in learning more about Relay, may contact Kathy White at 446-9733 or by e-mail at kwhite@ticz.com or by logging onto www.events.cancer.org/rflclaycoin for more details about how to become involved.

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