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American Cancer Society Daffodil Days under way

A new season of hope has arrived in Douglas County, thanks to the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days.

This long-standing program celebrates the society's mission to eliminate cancer as a life-threatening disease by offering daffodils - the flower of hope - to donors in appreciation for their contributions.

"Our community is making a difference in the fight against cancer, one daffodil at a time," said Mary Perrier, Douglas County Daffodil Days chair. "Thanks to the overwhelming support we have received for Daffodil Days, the American Cancer Society is helping people facing cancer, saving lives, and empowering all of us to fight back against the disease. We are sharing hope and making meaningful strides against the disease."

Flowers are available at the following sites this week:

• March 10-12 at the KXRA Radio Station during business hours.

• Pete's County Market and Elden's Food Fair on Saturday, March 14 starting at 8 a.m.

Flowers are $10 for a bunch of 10. This year also features Carrie N. Hope, a special Boyds Bear designed exclusively for the American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days Bear and a Bunch that can be ordered for $25.

Gift of Hope bouquets will also be delivered to cancer patients throughout the community. As an anonymous gift, these bouquets bring hope to those fighting this dreaded disease.

Dollars raised through Daffodil Days are providing hope to people in Douglas County.

For more information on Daffodil Days, contact the local American Cancer Society office at (320) 763-7430. For cancer information, day-to-day help, or emotional support, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.