PALMDALE – City of Palmdale’s employees helped raise $980 in the fight against cancer by participating in the American Cancer Society’s “Daffodil Days” campaign during February.
“Daffodil Days gave our employees and others the opportunity to become more aware of the need for cancer research and make a donation to a worthwhile cause,” said Administrative Technician and Daffodil Days Coordinator Kathy Inman. “The daffodil is the first flower of spring and a symbol of hope, which is what the campaign is all about.”
Employees were able to choose from several arrangements of daffodils, ranging from a single bouquet to 20 fresh cut daffodils in a beautiful vase or make donations to Bear of Hope which provides bears to pediatric cancer patients or Gift of Hope which funds cancer research, education, local patient services, and anonymously delivers daffodils to cancer patients in hospitals, medical centers, and doctor’s offices.
The daffodils were delivered on Tuesday, March 20.
“Every dollar raised is used every day to save lives and create more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back against cancer,” said Inman.
In the past three years, the City’s efforts have raised a total of $4,200.
The Daffodil Days event is one of several events that are part of Palmdale’s employee wellness program which promotes healthy living through education, physical activity, education and community participation.
(Information via press release from the City of Palmdale.)