A fond farewell to a beloved program
This year marks the 100th birthday of the American Cancer Society and is a time to reflect on the progress we’ve made in the fight against cancer. It’s also a time to take a closer look at our organization to determine how we can finish the fight against this disease once and for all. In an effort to maximize our impact, the Society has chosen to invest in fundraisers that can help us reach more people, raise the most funds, and inevitably save even more lives faster.
The Daffodil Days program is one of many beloved fundraising activities that has brought volunteers and staff together to help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. The program has brought hope and cheer to many people; however, currently there are only a limited number of campaigns still taking place across the country. Because the program is limited to just a few areas, it is no longer possible to sustain the kind of nationwide support needed to make this initiative a cost effective way for the Society to raise funds and awareness for the fight against this life threatening disease. For this reason, 2013 will be the final year for our Daffodil Days program.
What does this mean to you?
Given the passion and dedication of our committed volunteers and donors, this was not an easy decision, but ultimately it will allow the Society to have greater resources to invest into our lifesaving mission. It will also give everyone a chance to participate in events that celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost from the disease, and fight back in communities nationwide and across the globe. Along with raising funds, these events, like Relay For Life® and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®, are instrumental in reaching millions with lifesaving information and resources.
We appreciate all the time and effort that has been given to the Daffodil Days program. For 40 years, the program – and the involvement of our volunteers – has contributed to many of the Society’s accomplishments and for this we are immensely grateful. As you consider other ways to continue to support the Society and the fight to end cancer, we invite you to contact your staff partner, call 1-800-227-2345, or visit cancer.org. We are more committed than ever to make this cancer’s last century, but we know we can’t do it alone. Together, we can finish this fight.