Buy Daffodils, Fund Cancer Research, Treatment
by Watch Staff
Mar 05, 2012 | 746 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SAN MIGUEL AND OURAY COUNTIES –Daffodil Days will spread a yellow glow from Telluride and Mountain Village to Norwood and Ouray, when the yellow harbingers of spring go on sale Wednesday, March 7. When people buy daffodils this week, they are supporting research to help find cures and improved treatment for all types of cancer. The American Cancer Society awards numerous grants for cancer research; of the scientists and researchers funded by ACS, 46 have won Nobel Prizes.

The American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days has been supported nationally since 1973 and locally for over 12 years by dedicated volunteers and residents of our area.

Dollars raised Wednesday-Friday enable the American Cancer Society to offer free programs and services that help people fight cancer with courage and optimism. San Miguel and Ouray County residents have an ACS-supported women’s Cancer Support Group that meets the second Tuesday of the month, at 5 p.m., in Telluride’s Wilkinson Public Library. (Call Lindsey Walker for more information about this local support group (970) 729-0124.)

The ACS provides a free, 24/7 cancer information line 800/ 227-2345 addressing multiple aspects of fighting the disease in its many forms. The ACS call center is staffed by highly trained Cancer Information Specialists, supported by registered oncology nurses and other medical professionals. Residents of San Miguel County visited the American Cancer Society's website, 401 times in 2011. This website provides cancer resources, support and cancer research information, and notices of ACS events and activities. The regional Cancer Resource Center in Durango provides wigs, scarves, hats and other patient needs, and has arranged free lodging for regional patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Daffodils are still available in the following locations while supplies last:

In Telluride – Alpine Bank lobby Thursday and Friday 10am-6pm and Telluride Bottle Works during business hours. In Norwood – Happy Belli Deli on Thursday and Friday 8am-3pm. In Ridgway & Ouray – Willowcreek Floral in Ridgway Thursday and Friday 10am-5pm.

Join your neighbors and friends supporting this worthwhile cause. Help fight back against the devastating suffering cancers of all types cause for families in our region.
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