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Fight Cancer with Daffodil Days

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It's time for Daffodil Days!

February 10, 2010 – Daffodil Days, the annual program run by the American Cancer Society (ACS,) is back! The program raises funds for cancer research by selling bouquets of spring's symbol of hope, the daffodil. Last year, Harvard University was the top university seller in Massachusetts, raising more than $51,000. Over the last 22 years, Harvard has donated more than $615,000 to ACS through this program.

Staff who wish to participate have a range of purchase options: a fresh-cut bouquet of ten daffodils, a potted daffodil bulb or a bouquet of flowers with accompanied by a teddy bear. The cost is $10 for bouquets, $15 for the potted bulb and $25 for a bear and bouquet. To make a purchase, contact one of the HCL Daffodil Days coordinators by Friday, March 5.

Staff may also make a $25 donation to the ACS Gift of Hope and/or Bear Hug for Hope programs.The Gift of Hope program delivers daffodil bouquets and to the oncology units of local hospitals and cancer treatment centers, while the Bear Hug for Hope program delivers teddy bears to children impacted by cancer.

All orders can be paid by check, money order, or credit card. A $25 minimum is required for credit card orders. Checks should be made out to the American Cancer Society. There is also an option to make donations and to purchase Gifts of Hope and Bear Hugs for Hope using the American Cancer Society Web site.

Daffodils will be delivered Monday, March 22, through University mail. You can order bouquets for yourself or for a friend or colleague.

To place an order, please contact one of the following coordinators:

Anna Dunavin, Harvard-Yenching Library, 5-3327
Colleen Bryant, Lamont Library, 5-5480
Nissa Knight, Widener Library, 5-2065