Mayors sporting daffodil pins

To launch Daffodil Month in Langley, Canadian Cancer Society volunteers pinned the iconic daffodil pin on Township Mayor Rick Green on March 30, and repeated the tradition for City Mayor Peter Fassbender on Tuesday at Langley City Hall.

The society is asking Canadians to be courageous and join the fight against cancer by making a donation and wearing signature daffodil pin.

To some, the daffodil is just a flower, but to the volunteers it is a symbol of strength and courage, a symbol of life.

“The fact is that two in five Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and one in four will die,” said the society’s Nicola Romaniuk.

“We have all been touched by cancer. That is why we are asking British Columbians to join our fight.”

The Daffodil campaign with the new pin was piloted in B.C. last year, when more than 400,000 British Columbians wore one, and is being launched nationally this year.

Donations from every pin go toward support services including programs for individuals seeking cancer information, emotional support and camps for youth and families. The society also provides transportation services and lodge accommodations along with limited, short-term financial assistance for treatment-related transportation and accommodation.

Volunteers and staff deliver cancer support programs, cancer prevention information, advocate for healthier communities and fundraise for cancer research at events like Relay For Life and Cops For Cancer.

Daffodil pins can be found at many locations, including Pharmasave, IGA Marketplace, B.C. Liquor Stores, Chevron Town Pantry, Wireless Wave and Tbooth Wireless.

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