by Jennifer Luce, Living with Cancer.
The daffodil is the Canadian Cancer Society’s symbol of hope in the fight against cancer. For years prior to my diagnosis, I remember these lovely flowers being sold in front of stores in late March and early April.
A few years ago, the Canadian Cancer Society began an initiative similar to Remembrance Day – wear a pin in support and memory, but instead of a red poppy, a yellow daffodil. In the spring of 2010, just after the Olympic Games here in Vancouver, a pilot Daffodil Pin campaign was launched in BC, with plans to go nationwide the following year. It was a huge success!