April is the month to fight back against cancer

The Canadian Cancer Society's Daffodil Month campaign has kicked off!

Since the 1950s the daffodil has been the symbol for the Canadian Cancer Society in the fight against cancer.

In 2010, the Society funded over $49 million of life-saving cancer research, but 85 per cent of worthy grant proposals were NOT funded because of a lack of resources.

At least 50 per cent of all cancers can be prevented through healthy living and healthy environments. But over the years, research and clinical trials have also greatly improved the detection, diagnosis and treatment.

April is our Daffodil Month. Last year the Canadian Cancer Society, B.C. and Yukon ran a very successful campaign encouraging people to wear a daffodil pin during the month of April.

This year the pins have gone national and all Canadians are encouraged to wear their pin to remember those who lost the battle or to honour those continuing the fight.

For a small donation the pins will be available in select businesses throughout the Valley.

We ask that you wear yours proudly. It says WE WILL FIGHT BACK. The Official Daffodil Day is on April 27.

On this day we hope to see the entire Valley wearing a sea of yellow.

Our annual Door to Door Campaign will also be ongoing throughout the month of April and volunteers will be canvassing your areas.

Please welcome them at your door and give generously.

Your participation in these campaigns helps us to reach out to educate and inform people about how to protect themselves from cancer.

The Canadian Cancer Society thanks you for continuing to support our campaigns and for joining us in the fight against this frightening disease. Your gift will make a difference.