A sure sign of spring is the Daffodil and every April this is the symbol of the national fundraising campaign put on by the Canadian Cancer Society. Society volunteers through numerous activities work to raise funds for the fight against cancer. There will be fresh daffodils and daffodil pins for sale via canvassing campaigns throughout the month.
There are many reasons for supporting these campaigns with research funding being at the top of the list for most people. According to the Cancer Society statistics over 60% of people diagnosed with cancer will survive compared to 25% in the 1940’s when research first began to be funded by the society.
For more information you can download the Canadian Cancer Statistics publication 2013 offered here. Your local library has ebooks, guidebooks, audiobooks, dvds, cookbooks, memoirs and survivor stories to help you learn all you can to prevent, fight and survive cancer. This disease touches everyone so wear the symbol of hope and renewal this April knowing that you are making a difference.