Canadian Cancer Society volunteer pinned a daffodil to Creston Mayor Ron Toyota on Tuesday to kick off Daffodil Month.

Canadian Cancer Society volunteer pinned a daffodil to Creston Mayor Ron Toyota on Tuesday to kick off Daffodil Month.

Canadian Cancer Society selling daffodils at Creston’s Overwaitea Foods

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Every three minutes, another Canadian will be told, “You have cancer.”

A cancer diagnosis can be daunting, which is why the Canadian Cancer Society is asking everyone to buy a daffodil pin and wear it during April, Daffodil Month, to show their support for those living with cancer.

“Wearing the daffodil pin is a simple gesture, but it brings a powerful message of hope to families fighting cancer,” said Canadian Cancer Society volunteer Darlene Wood. “When families facing cancer see the pin I hope they know that they are not alone, and that we’re all in this fight together.”

The daffodil is a bright symbol in the fight against all cancers and brings hope to a difficult experience. The Canadian Cancer Society kicks off Daffodil Month by selling live bunches, which will take place in Creston at Overwaitea Foods on March 28 and 29.

The daffodil pin will be available to purchase by donation at various locations in Creston throughout April. Canadians are encouraged to buy the pin and wear it during April to visibly unite everyone in the fight against cancer.

“It makes me feel good when I see people wearing the pin,” said annual giving co-ordinator Allison McCarthy. “It’s like a badge of honour saying yes, I will join thousands of other Canadians who want to fight back against the devastating impact of cancer on our lives. Cancer changes everything, unless we change cancer together.”

The money raised during Daffodil Month funds life-saving research and vital support services and programs for people living with cancer in B.C. So join the fight — buy fresh-cut daffodils and the daffodil pin, make a donation or become a Canadian Cancer Society volunteer. To find out more, visit cancer.ca.

CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY