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Launch of 2013 Daffodil Campaign

March 28, 2013

Governor General to Mark the Beginning of the Canadian Cancer Society’s
Daffodil Campaign for 2013

OTTAWA— Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will receive a bouquet of daffodils from two young cancer patients to mark the beginning of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Campaign for 2013. The bouquet presentation will take place on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 3:00 p.m., in the greenhouses of Rideau Hall.

This year marks the Canadian Cancer Society’s 75th anniversary, and Daffodil Month, held every April,is the month to fight back against cancer. Across the country, Canadian Cancer Society volunteers will be selling bright yellow daffodil pins, as well as fresh daffodils, which symbolize strength and courage in the fight against cancer. By wearing the pin throughout the month of April – and especially on Daffodil Day, April 27 - Canadians will show solidarity with people living with cancer.

Funds raised during the Daffodil Campaign will help the Society fund promising cancer research; inform and support Canadians living with cancer; and advocate for public policies to improve the health of Canadians.

For more information on the Canadian Cancer Society and the Daffodil Campaign, please visit


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 2:45 p.m. on the day of the event.

Media information:

Melanie Villeneuve
Rideau Hall Press Office

Sasha Anopina
Canadian Cancer Society

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