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ACS ready to deliver Daffodil Days

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Although cold temperatures have a tight grip on the area, the American Cancer Society's annual Daffodil Days is ready to deliver a small piece of spring.

This year The Brazil Times, 100 N. Meridian St., Brazil, will take orders for the daffodils as well as acting as a local delivery point.

"I think most people know where our office is, which will be easier for people to place or pick up their orders," Brazil Times General Manager Lynne Llewellyn said. "We enjoy having the daffodils delivered here at The Times. I have always bought them. It is such a nice way to enjoy spring and help support such a worthy cause."

Wabash Valley residents have until Monday, March 9, to place orders for daffodils, with delivery to take place March 16-20. Order forms will be available at The Brazil Times office during normal business hours Monday-Friday.

Llewellyn said order forms would be published in future editions of The Brazil Times.

For a $10 donation, supporters will receive a bouquet of 10 fresh-cut daffodils, while a $15 donation will have the flowers delivered in a vase.

Supporters can also donate $25 to send an anonymous "Gift of Hope." For their donation, a bouquet of 10 flowers in a vase will be delivered to a cancer patient in active treatment at local hospitals, nursing homes and other patient care facilities.

Supporters and businesses also have the option of purchasing a case of 50 bunches of 10 flowers each for $500. Those who participate at this level will be recognized as an official sponsor of Daffodil Days.

Funds raised during the annual event helps in two ways.

The ACS is able to offer free programs and services that provide physical, emotional and financial support and information to help people fight cancer with courage and optimism. The ACS also uses the funds to help support groundbreaking cancer research and to 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 the Wabash Valley ACS office at 812-232-2679, or The Brazil Times during 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, at 446-2216.

For more information about the 2009 Clay County American Cancer Society's "Back To The Future For A Cure" Relay For Life event, make a donation or sign up as a participant, survivor or team, log on to www.relayforlife.org/claycountyin.

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