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Posted on February 11, 2013

The American Cancer Society has announced that this will be the final year for Daffodil Days, one of the organization’s oldest and most beloved fundraising programs.

Cal U again will participate, offering fresh-cut flowers and collectibles in return for a donation to support cancer research.

American Cancer Society supporters can order a bunch of 10 cut daffodils for $10; a pot of mini-daffodils for $12; a vase with daffodils for $15; or the “Ray O. Hope collectible Boyd’s Bear with daffodils for $25. Daffodil yellow or chocolate lollipops are available for $1 each.

In addition, donors can make anonymous gifts through two initiatives: for $25, Project Care will send a bear with daffodils to a child; or for $25, $50, $75 or $100, Gift of Hope will send a bunch of daffodils to a treatment facility. The American Cancer Society also accepts general contributions to support its mission.

In the past 14 years, Daffodil Days has raised more than $240 million in gross revenue to support the work of the American Cancer Society.

Last year, Washington County raised more than $100,000 through the Daffodil Days campaign. The Cal U campaign raised $2,300, more than twice as much as the $900 total in 2011.

Order forms for this year’s Daffodil Days campaign have been distributed on campus. Additional copies are available at University Printing Services in Azorsky Hall, Room 103.

Checks should be made payable to the American Cancer Society. Orders are due by Feb. 26; send them to campus coordinator Julie Kingsley, of Printing Services, at Box 111.

Flowers will be ready for pickup after noon on March 20 in the Azorsky Hall lunchroom, or you can ask to have them delivered to an office by the student group STAND (Students Taking a New Direction).

For more information, e-mail or call 724-938-5518.