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Daffodil Days Campaign 2011

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Governor General to Mark the Beginning of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days Campaign

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will receive a bouquet of daffodils from two young cancer patients to mark the beginning of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days campaign for 2011. The bouquet presentation will take place on Thursday, March 17, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., in the greenhouses of Rideau Hall.

April, commonly known as Daffodil Month, is the month to fight back against cancer. The daffodil is the Canadian Cancer Society’s symbol of hope in the struggle to overcome this disease. This year, the Canadian Cancer Society is stepping up the campaign by introducing a new daffodil pin.

In late March and early April, Canadian Cancer Society volunteers are busy delivering and selling bright yellow daffodils across the country. Funds raised during this year’s Daffodil Days campaign will support the most promising cancer research being done in Canada, and will also provide services to people living with cancer and raise awareness about cancer prevention.

For more information on the Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Days campaign, please visit

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 Media wishing to cover this event are requested to confirm their attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office, and must arrive at the Princess Anne entrance no later than 9:45 a.m.

Media information

Christelle Legault
Rideau Hall Press Office

Sharyn McKinlay-Key
Canadian Cancer Society
613-723-1744, ext. 3616