American Cancer Society Daffodil Days Campaign Returns

American Cancer Society Daffodil Days Campaign Returns


GOOD MORNING. I’M DAVID HIGHFIELD HERE WITH HEATHER ABRAHAM. AND TODAY IS THE RETURN OF THE DAFFODIL CAMPAIGN. AND THIS IS HOW IT FIGHTS AGAINST CANCER. GOOD MORNING. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. SO WHERE DO THE DAFFODIL PROGRAM GO FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE WONDERING WHAT HAPPENED TO IT? A COUPLE YEARS AGO WE WENT THROUGH A TRANSFORMATION. AND ONE OF THE THINGS IS THAT THE DAFFODILS IS ONE OF THE CAMPAIGNS THAT WE WERE NOT SEEING ENOUGH OF THE RETURN FOR THE DOLLAR. AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WAS PART OF THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY ARE GOOD STEWARDS OF EVERY DOLLAR THAT WE GET. AND WE MADE A DECISION STEP WAY FROM THE DAFFODIL PROGRAM. BUT THANKS TO SOME PASSIONATE VOLUNTEERS LIKE STONEY AND STAFF IN THE AREA, WE KEPT IT AROUND IN A SMALL WAY AND BRING IT BACK IN A SMARTER AND BETTER WAY SO THAT WE’RE GETTING MORE BACK FROM EVERY DOLLAR THAT WE CAN SEEK FROM OUR DONORS AND BRING IT BACK TO THE COMMUNITY THAT LOVES IT SO MUCH. AND IT IS A BRIGHT BRIGHT SYMBOLIC THING. TELL US ABOUT IT BEING BROUGHT TO PITTSBURGH. CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISER IN THE AREA FOR OVER 20 YEARS. TONY HAS BEEN AROUND FOR MOST OF THAT TIME. AND WE’VE RAISED NEAR A MILLION DOLLARS IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA PER YEAR FOR MANY YEARS. AND WE DID RIGHT AROUND $300,000 JUST IN THE AREA. AND WE’RE LOOKING TO DOUBLE THAT THIS YEAR. SO WE’RE REALLY EXCITED TO SEE THE ORDERS START COMING IN AND SEE WHAT THE TOTAL ENDS UPING THIS — END UP THIS YEAR. I HELP COORDINATE THE SALES IN BUTLER COUNTY AND BRING TOGETHER THE VOLUNTEERS AND WORK WITH GETTING ORDERS. WE DO AND ASSISTED LIVING PROGRAM AND WE DELIVER TO CANCER CENTERS. SO I COORDINATE ALL OF THAT AND WE DO OTHER SITES THAT DO NOT GET THEIR ORDERS IN BY FEBRUARY 5th. AND THEY CAN STOP BY THE HOSPITALS OR THE MALL AND GET THEIR DAFFODILS THEN. ARE PEOPLE GETTING THEM ON THE STREETS. HOW CAN YOU ORDER THEM? CAN YOU ORDER THEM ON LINE? YOU CALL ONE OF OUR LOCAL OFFICES. OUR PITTSBURGH OFFICE WILL GET YOU CONNECTED WITH YOUR LOCAL STAFF PARTNER TO GET AN ORDER IN PLACE. WE TRY CUSTOMIZE IT BACK TO THE COMMUNITY THEY ARE IN. SO IT IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE. THIS IS NOT IN EVERY CITY PRIOR TO LIKE IT WAS BEFORE THIS IS ONLY SELECT CITIES NOW. WHEN THE DAFFODILS CAME BACK, IT CAME BACK TO THE AREA THAT EMBRACE IT HAD IN YEARS — EMBRACED IN YEARS PASSED. AND IT IS NOW COMING BACK ONE OF THE STRONGEST CAMPAIGNS THAT WE HAVE AS THE CANCER SOCIETY. CAN YOU BUY ME SOME? ABSOLUTELY. TELL US ABOUT THE DEADLINE WHEN PEOPLE NEED TO ORDER BY AND ALL THAT. ORDERS NEED TO BE IN BY FEBRUARY 5th. AND YOU CAN ORDER BY GIVING YOUR LOCAL OFFICE A CALL. THAT OFFICE WILL GET YOU CONNECT WITH THE RIGHT PERSON. AND YOU GOT ABOUT A WEEK LEFT TO GET ORDERS IN. AND THE DAFFODILS THEMSELVES WILL BE DELIVERED THE WEEK OF MARCH 18th AND YOU CAN BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR ORDER. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE WITH US. I LOVE THAT PITTSBURGH HAS EMBRACED THIS AND WANTS TO BRING IT BACK. IT IS SO COOL THAT WE’RE ONE OF THE SELECT CITIES. ORDER YOUR DAFFODILS BY FEBRUARY 5th. REMEMBER ALL RECORDS FOR DAFFODILS AND GIFT OF HOPE

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