A daffodil is a symbol of strength and courage especially when it comes the the fight against cancer. That is why, with April fast approaching, the Canadian Cancer Society would like to welcome you to Daffodil Month!
Daffodil Month is a national fundraising campaign raising money to help local patients living with cancer and their families. It funds lifesaving research, offers support services and does important work so fewer people are touched by the disease.
Plenty of exciting, fundraising events are in store for the Sarnia Lambton community over the course of the month.
As March comes to a close, the Forest Legion will be hosting their 2nd annual Forest Chili Cook off from 5:00 p.m until 7:00 on the 27th.
To kick off Daffodil Month the Annual Daffodils in Bloom Breakfast will be held on April 1 from 7:30 until 9:00 in the morning at the Holiday Inn in Point Edward. Guests will enjoy a delicious breakfast while listening to volunteers and clients share their personal experiences.
Tickets are $35 individually or $280 for a table of eight. To sponsor a table companies can pay $425. This fee includes eight tickets to the breakfast, priority table location, business logos on each table sign and advertisements on Facebook and mentions on Twitter.
Daffodil Street Sales will take place throughout Lambton County on April 9 until 12 and again from the 16 to the 19. Volunteers can register for a shift in the events heading on the Canadian Cancer Society website.
Peer to Peer Support Programs will be having people going door to door as well as stationed in front of local stores accepting donations in exchange for daffodil pins. There will be 100 coin boxes stationed throughout the community.
“We encourage people to wear their pins,” said Paula McKinlay, fundraising specialist at the Canadian Cancer Society Lambton. “It really shows your support for those battling cancer.” McKinlay also said a main goal for daffodil month is to “make cancer treatment easier on the patients and their families.”
There will be a Volunteer Appreciation Open House from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m on April 14 at the Canadian Cancer Society Office on Lite St. in Point Edward.
The Corunna Legion will be hosting their Annual Chili Lunch on Thursday April 23. The event will take place from 11:30 in the morning until 1:00 in the afternoon.
Regular physical activity is known to help protect against cancer and is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy body weight, this is why the Society is reintroducing Relay butons and encouraging participants to set distance goals (5,10,15 or 20k) for this year’s Relay for Life.
Other changes have also been made to the Relay for Life that will take place in Sarnia on June 19 at the Clearwater Arena Park. The event has been shortened, with the same exciting food and entertainment packed into six hours; 6:00 p.m until 12:00 a.m. Participants are also now able to join as teams or individuals.
Pre-event training walk sessions are also offered for those participating in the Relay for Life. These training sessions are completely volunteer led. The Society is providing Motivational Participant Coaching to all registrants to help participants reach their fundraising goals of $150.
Forest will be hosting their Relay for Life on June 12 at the Forest Fairgrounds.