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Hope blooms in Douglas County; Daffodil Days help fight cancer

Through its Daffodil Days program, The American Cancer Society offers a way to acknowledge special individuals in people's lives while helping to fight against cancer.

People can order daffodils for friends, customers, employees, etc., to help brighten their days.

Volunteers will visit Douglas County businesses and take requests for flowers through February 15.

Products available this year include:

--Bunch of daffodils (10 fresh cut daffodil stems), $10.

--Bunch and a vase, $15.

--Bear and a bunch (limited edition Boyds by Enesco bear, Ray O. Hope), $25.

--Sunshine bouquet (six bunches and fresh greenery arranged in a vase), $75.

--Dainty daffodils (replantable miniature daffodil bulbs in a container), $15.

--Bear hugs for hope (limited edition Boyds by Enesco bear, Ray O. Hope delivered anonymously to a child fighting cancer), $25.

--Gift of hope (bouquet of daffodils in a vase delivered anonymously to a cancer patient), $25.

Proceeds will help the American Cancer Society to offer free programs and services to Douglas County residents. These programs can help prevent cancer or detect it early, help people get well during and after cancer diagnosis and rally lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer.

To order, call KXRA Radio at (320) 763-3131 with name, item desired and phone number. Items will be available for pick-up at KXRA on March 12-13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Extra daffodils will also be for sale at KXRA.

For more information about volunteering or ordering, call Kayla Hawkinson at (320) 324-7184 or 1-800-239-7028.