Wear your daffodil pins this Friday

The Canadian Cancer Society's Daffodil Day is fast approaching this Friday.

Everyone is encouraged to wear a daffodil pin this Friday for Daffodil Day. Pictured here with the pins are Janice Grinnell

Everyone is encouraged to wear a daffodil pin this Friday for Daffodil Day. Pictured here with the pins are Janice Grinnell

No green thumbs are required to get your hands on these daffodils.

The Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day is fast approaching this Friday (April 27), and local volunteers are heading the effort to distribute the bright yellow pins around Ladysmith and area.

For the past few weeks, they have been canvassing door to door to as many homes as possible; however, a shortage of volunteers has made it more difficult to reach the entire canvass area, which includes from the Lagoon Bridge in the south to Nanaimo River, Cedar Road to the Community Hall and all of Yellow Point.

Therefore, residents are encouraged to visit local businesses or visit the local Canadian Cancer Society branch to purchase their daffodil pin for a donation.

“We would love to see everyone wearing a daffodil pin to show support for those living with cancer and to honour those who lost the battle,” said Janice Grinnell, president of the local Canadian Cancer Society branch. “The research funded by your donations is the key to finding a cure, as well as funding the services like the Volunteer Driver program that offers free rides for cancer patients to and from their treatments.”

Daffodil Day was founded to encourage Canadians to do something special for those living with cancer or to contribute to the fight against the disease.

Volunteers at Ladysmith’s Canadian Cancer Society branch have been working in the community for more than 75 years.

Anyone wishing to get involved or make a donation and receive an instant income tax donation receipt can call 250-245-0671 or visit the Canadian Cancer Society’s Ladysmith office at 630 Second Ave. between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.