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Daffodil a symbol for hope among cancer patients

by webdev

January 05, 2011

The American Cancer Society is hosting its annual Daffodil Days, a springtime event wherein volunteers distribute thousands of daffodils to raise money for cancer.

According to the Marietta Times, Daffodil Days has raised hundreds of millions of dollars since its inception in 1973 and is one of the American Cancer Society's best-loved fundraisers.

"The daffodil represents the hope we have for a brighter tomorrow. Proceeds from Daffodil Days help the Society continue its mission to prevent cancer, save lives and diminish suffering," Ohio's regional vice president Yvette Livers told the news source in reference to the daffodil's representation of the first glimmer, or hope, of spring.

According to, the daffodil is traditionally representative of rebirth and new beginnings as well as regard, chivalry and occasionally unrequited love. While a single daffodil can insinuate misfortune, a bouquet or flower arrangement featuring daffodils symbolizes joy and happiness. Those who wish to spread cheer can send a get well flower arrangement featuring daffodils or other yellow blooms.

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