Daffodil Days return this spring, thanks to Carol Keating in the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, who is organizing this year's campaign.
?I am excited to be serving as Cal Poly Pomona's volunteer coordinator for the American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days,? says Keating. ?This year, I am looking to exceed our 2002 total sales of $6,000.?
The bright, yellow daffodil, one of the first flowers of spring, represents hope and renewal. For the American Cancer Society, daffodils stand for the promise that the world will one day be free of cancer. The cheerful blooms are sold every year, and the money raised helps support research, education, advocacy and patient services.
?I?m sure many on campus have family, friends and work buddies who have experienced the devastation of cancer,? says Keating. ?Participating in Daffodil Days is one way to show your support in the continuing research to find the cure.?
Available arrangements include $10 for a bunch of daffodils, $18 for a bunch and vase, $35 for a vision arrangement, $60 for a spring arrangement, and more. Gifts of Hope are another option that allows participants to buy an arrangement to be delivered anonymously to cancer patients in a hospital or rehabilitation center close to the Cal Poly Pomona campus.
Order forms have been distributed to all department secretaries. For more information, call Keating at (909) 869-2966.
?You can fight cancer without ever leaving your desk,? she says.
The last day to order is Feb. 24. Flowers will be delivered March 18.