With the arrival of Spring comes the national campaign for cancer. You will no doubt see may people out selling wonderful daffodils over the next few weeks. Every small donation can really help make a huge difference to those suffering with any form of cancer.
April is known worldwide as Daffodil month and the week of April 6 to 12 is National Volunteer Week. This is the week when all the volunteers are out in your local communities helping to sell daffodils. They may do this by going door to door, or they may set up a table at your local grocery store.
This is a great time to raise money. Many people have just endured a long, cold winter and the first signs of spring are welcome. For many, the sight of a daffodil is a welcome reminder that a new season has finally arrived.
This makes people feel in a generous and will happily purchase a bunch of daffodils to brighten up their homes. Plus, of course, the wonderful fragrance of daffodils is inviting too.
While Spring is a busy time for the Cancer society they are busy fund raising all year round. They have special months, weeks and days set aside to help bring awareness to many forms of cancer.
For example March is nutrition month, where they spend time educating people on how eating correctly can help reduce your risks of cancer. November focuses on Lung and Pancreatic Cancers. While the first week of June focuses on Sun Awareness. Who doesn’t love to get outside and enjoy the sun, but instances of skin cancer are on the increase. Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from this potentially deadly form of cancer.
By educating yourself on cancer you will know what to look for when it comes to early warning signs. Plus you will learn ways to reduce your chances of developing cancer just by improving your lifestyle. This includes getting more exercise, staying mobile and eating more healthy foods and fewer pre-packaged and fast foods.
So this Spring when you are out shopping, look for those wonderful volunteers who are selling daffodils. Why not stop and purchase a bunch to take home. Reflect on those you have known who have dealt with cancer. If you are currently cancer free be truly grateful for what you have in life, you never know how quickly life can change.