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BC and Yukon kicks off 60th Anniversary of Daffodil Month

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The Canadian Cancer Society will once again be selling daffodil pins to support people living with cancer and honour those who have died this month.

Carol Grosso is a cancer survivor and volunteer with the branch in Williams Lake.

“Everybody has been so supportive over the years. You can’t put a value on the lives that have been saved through the donations, through the pins, or the flowers. It’s amazing how far we have come with treatments.”

Grosso says back in the 1940’s, individuals diagnosed with cancer had a 25% chance of surviving it. Today, that chance is now at 63%.

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This year marks the 60th anniversary of Daffodil Month in BC and Yukon.

The Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Month started back in the 1950s with various types of fundraisers including the famous Daffodil tea parties run by Lady Eaton at the Eaton’s store in Toronto which was attended by 700 women in 1954.

In 2010, daffodil lapel pins were introduced in BC and were adopted nationwide in 2011.

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