Coldstream Mayor Jim Garlick receives a daffodil pin from Sally Ginter

Coldstream Mayor Jim Garlick receives a daffodil pin from Sally Ginter

Coldstream backs campaign

The Canadian Cancer Society’s April daffodil campaign runs until Saturday

Coldstream is joining communities across the country in the fight against cancer by supporting the Canadian Cancer Society’s April daffodil campaign.

This year’s daffodil campaign is particularly meaningful as 2013 marks the organization’s 75th anniversary.

The Canadian Cancer Society was founded on March 28, 1938 and through the years, has grown into Canada’s leading national cancer-fighting charity.

“We are so impressed by the number of British Columbians who wear their daffodil pin during April to show their support for those affected by cancer,” said Sally Ginter, CCS Southern Interior regional director.

Ginter recently promoted the campaign in Coldstream.

“This movement, which originated in B.C. and is thanks to countless dedicated volunteers, recognizes the cancer journey and mobilizes communities to make a really big difference in the fight against cancer,” she said.

“Every year, we see the community rally around Daffodil Month and Daffodil Day and this year is no exception.”

Daffodil Day, which is Saturday, helps wrap up the society’s campaign by designating a special day where we can reflect upon the thousands of Canadians who are on a cancer journey and also to remember those who have not survived.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society during Daffodil Month help fund research to outsmart cancer, assist in providing information and deliver programs to prevent cancer and support those living with cancer, and support advocacy for public policies that improve the health of Canadians.

To donate online or to find out where you can get a daffodil pin, go to fightback.ca or contact the Canadian Cancer Society’s regional office at 1-800-403-8222.

For 75 years the Canadian Cancer Society has been with Canadians in the fight for life.

“We have been relentless in our commitment to prevent cancer, fund research and support Canadians touched by cancer,” said Ginter.

“From this foundation, we will work with Canadians to change cancer forever so fewer Canadians are diagnosed with the disease and more survive. “

For more information about the society, go to www.cancer.ca.

Or you can also call the society’s toll-free bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333;TTY,1-866-786-3934.