American Cancer Society Daffodil Days Underway, Preparations Being Made For Relay For Life

Daffodil DaysSheldon, Iowa — The American Cancer Society Daffodil Days in O’Brien County are underway.

Chairperson Cindy Runger says they’re accepting orders through February 19th.

2013 marks the 40th anniversary for the American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days program. The bright yellow daffodil is the Cancer Society’s symbol of hope in the fight against cancer. Proceeds go towards programs that save lives with cancer prevention or early detection, provide support when an individual is diagnosed and after, and towards the search for cures for cancer.

This year daffodils are available in a bunch, bunch in a vase, dainty daffodils, Ray O Hope ® (the 2013 commemorative Boyd Bear) with a bunch; and sunshine bouquets.

Runger tells us about pickup of your daffodils.

Northwest Iowa American Cancer Society representative Caryline Lowe says a baked potato supper is also planned, not only as a fundraiser, but as a chance for the community to come and learn more about Relay For Life.

That supper will also serve as the kickoff to the year’s Relay For Life efforts in O’Brien County. It will be held at Northwest Enterprises at Village Northwest Unlimited. That’s about a half a block north of the Highway 18 stoplight near Village Northwest. Runger says teams that have participated in the past may pick up their materials for the year and ask any questions they may have. Again, that’s February 7th from 5 to 7 at Northwest Enterprises.

She says they will also soon start the monthly Relay For Life Meetings.

She says anyone in the community is welcome to come to the meetings. The date for the Relay For Life this year is Friday, June 21st at the Sheldon High School Track.

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