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Director addresses daffodil concerns

Posted on May 13, 2015 by Taber Times

On behalf of the more than 16,000 Albertans who will be diagnosed with cancer in 2015, I want to thank the residents of Taber for purchasing daffodils in April to support the Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Month.

We’ve received some complaints about the flower quality this year, and I want to address this issue. Unfortunately, the unseasonably warm winter in BC caused daffodil crops to grow rapidly and well ahead of schedule.

We know Taber residents look forward to purchasing fresh flowers every April to fight back against cancer. That’s why the Society did everything it possibly could to go ahead with flower sales instead of cancelling our longest-running fundraising tradition across Alberta and the Northwest Territories this year.

We sincerely apologize if you received daffodils of poor quality. But I want to assure you that your purchase of daffodils supported the fight against cancer – and that’s ultimately what Daffodil Month is all about. Your purchase will help fund the most promising cancer research in Canada, caring support programs for people living with cancer, and numerous cancer prevention initiatives.

Please accept my gratitude for your contribution to Daffodil Month. Your support is helping more Canadians survive cancer than ever before.

We appreciate your feedback as we continually strive to improve our fundraising efforts.

Therefore, I welcome you to call Ben Kwan at 403-317-4655 if you would like to discuss any further concerns you may have about daffodil quality this year.

Dan Holinda, MSW
Executive Director
Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta

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