Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts with Derek Strokon

April is Daffodil Month in Surrey

The Canadian Cancer Society is asking all Canadians to wear a daffodil pin, a hopeful symbol of support for those affected by cancer.

The City of Surrey joined the Canadian Cancer Society national daffodil campaign by proclaiming April as Daffodil Month and April 27 as Daffodil Day.

“Unfortunately, we all know someone who has been affected by cancer.  The daffodil campaign is a great way to show support for cancer survivors, and raise money for research and prevention programs,” says Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts.

“In fact, two in five Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and one in four will die,” says Derek Strokon, Sun Life advisor and Canadian Cancer Society volunteer. “That’s why we’re asking British Columbians to join the fight and wear the daffodil pin this April.”

This April, the Society is asking all Canadians to join the fight and wear the daffodil pin, a bright and hopeful symbol of support for those affected by cancer and a remembrance of those lost to the disease.

On Daffodil Day, April 27, the Society is encouraging people to mark the day by doing something special for someone living with cancer or to contribute in some way to fight against the disease. Daffodil Day events will be happening throughout British Columbia. To find out what’s happening in your area visit  www.fightback.ca

“We want people who have been affected by cancer to know that they are not alone,” says Strokon”. “We want them to know that they are supported and that there are support services to help along the way.”

Donations for every pin go toward support services including programs for individuals seeking cancer information, emotional support and camps for youth and families. The Society also provides transportation services and lodge accommodations along with limited, short-term financial assistance for treatment-related transportation and accommodation. Volunteers and staff deliver cancer support programs, cancer prevention information, advocate for healthier communities and fundraise for cancer research.

For a listing of where to find the daffodil pin in your community, visit www.fightback.ca

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