Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

March 31, 2009 08:50 ET

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

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 31, 2009) - 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 Daffodil Month. The bouquet presentation will take place on Thursday, April 2, 2009, at 10 a.m., in the greenhouses of Rideau Hall.

The daffodil is the Canadian Cancer Society's symbol of hope in the fight against cancer.

Daffodil Month, which takes place in April, not only supports cutting-edge research, but also raises awareness about cancer prevention and the Canadian Cancer Society's many community services. Daffodil Days are from April 1 to 5, 2009. Volunteers will be selling the yellow blooms to raise funds in the hope of eliminating cancer.

For more information about the Canadian Cancer Society, please contact Sharyn McKinlay-Key at 613-723-1744 (extension 3616).

Members of the media who wish to cover this event are asked to arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance by 9:45 a.m.

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