Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

March 25, 2008 15:40 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Launch the Canadian Cancer Society's Daffodil Month

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, 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 annual Daffodil Month, and the 51st year it has sold daffodils in aid of cancer research. The bouquet presentation will take place at 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, March 27, 2008, in the greenhouses of Rideau Hall.

The daffodil is the Canadian Cancer Society's symbol of hope in the fight against cancer, and during the past half-century huge strides have been made. For example, the cancer survival rate for children has increased by more than 50 percent.

Daffodil Month, which takes place in April, will also feature the Canadian Cancer Society's annual door-to-door canvass. The fundraising campaign not only supports cutting-edge research, but also raises awareness about cancer prevention and the Canadian Cancer Society's many community services. The campaign begins with Daffodil Days, from March 28 to March 31. Volunteers will be selling yellow blooms to raise funds in the hope of eliminating cancer.

For more information about the Canadian Cancer Society, please contact: Maria Redpath, 613-723-1744, extension 244, or mredpath@ontario.cancer.ca.

Members of the media wishing to cover this event are asked to arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance by 9:15 a.m.

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