Daffodil Day is the Irish Cancer Society’s largest fundraising event that takes place every year in March. The goal is to raise millions of euro to support cancer patients and their loved ones by providing free advice and support. As well as that, parts of the funds will go to cancer research to find new and better treatments for cancer patients.
This Friday, the 23rd of March more than 2,000 volunteers across the country will be selling daffodils while hundreds more will be organising events such as cake sales and coffee mornings in communities and schools across the nation to help raise funds for the fight against cancer.
Daffodil Day started in Canada over 60 years ago. The daffodil is often the first to bloom in spring, and it is the flower of March, it represents a new beginning and hope. Since the 1950s, it has become an iconic symbol for cancer research and awareness as well as becoming the logo of different cancer societies around the world.
Over 40,000 people in Ireland hear the words ‘you have cancer’. Daffodil Day is a day for everyone to show support and give hope to those affected by cancer. So on Friday, let’s help make a difference and give what you can to the Irish Cancer Society. For more information on how you can take part on Daffodil day, please visit the Irish Cancer Society.
You can also enjoy March’s flower of the month by bringing some sunshine into your home with our beautiful fresh bundle of daffodils. These colourful yellow flowers will get you excited about spring and soon, summer! And if you know someone’s birthday is in March, send them a happy, bright bouquet of fresh spring daffodils that will put a smile on their face.