American Cancer Society Daffodil Days
celebrates hope in the fight against cancer through volunteers who
sell daffodils, the first flower of spring. Purchase bunches of
bright yellow daffodils for a cancer patient or to simply brighten
up your day. To place an order with your local office, call l (800)
ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
Money raised through the sales of daffodils supports lifesaving
research, education, advocacy and patient services.
The American Cancer Society is the
largest private, not-for-profit, nongovernmental financial supporter
of cancer research in the United States, investing over $2.5 billion
since 1946 and funding 32 Nobel laureates early in their careers.
The society has played a role in cancer research milestones,
including the bone marrow transplant, the Pap test and drugs like
Gleevec to treat leukemia, 5-FU to treat colon cancer and Tamoxifen
to treat breast cancer.
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The American Cancer Society works with
legislators to pass lifesaving laws that improve access to health
care, increase investments in research, reduce disparities in
minorities and the underserved, and reduce suffering from
Over two-thirds of cancers can be
prevented through lifestyle changes and early detection. Programs
are tailored to meet the individual needs of communities and
workplaces to reduce cancer risks.
information specialists from the society's National Cancer
Information Center will answer 1.3 million calls and nearly 33,000
e-mails this year. Specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven
days a week to provide comprehensive information. Additionally,
cancer patients and their families can access a network of support
through the Cancer Survivors Network by calling 1 (877) 333-HOPE.
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