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American Cancer Society Daffodil Days begins March 11

MORRIS -- A new season of hope has arrived in Stevens County, thanks to the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days, which begin on Monday, March 11. Volunteers throughout the area will begin to distribute thousands of fresh daffodils to homes, offices, and places of worship.

This longstanding program celebrates the American Cancer Society’s mission to fight for everyone touched by cancer and to help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Best of all, there’s still time for anyone to get involved. Daffodils are still available, and each donation makes a difference in the fight against cancer.

After 40 years of the Daffodil Days event, 2013 will be the final year of the fundraiser and Daffodils Days will be retired. While very successful in Minnesota, it is just one of a few states in the country still holding the fundraiser. In an effort to use its resources most effectively, the American Cancer Society will refocus its efforts on its signature fundraising events, such as Relay For Life. The Relay For Life of Stevens County will be held July 19 at Pomme de Terre Park.

Local volunteers encourage residents to help make the final year of Daffodil Days the most successful one ever by getting your daffodils today. To order, call Kayla Hawkinson at 320-324-7184. Leave your name, phone number and items you wish to order. Daffodils will also be available at Willie’s Super Valu on Thursday, March 14 and Friday, March 15.

Dollars raised through Daffodil Days enable the American Cancer Society to save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early, helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis, by finding cures through investment in lifesaving research, and by fighting back by working with lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. For cancer information, day-to-day help, or emotional support, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit