Mind & Body

April 27 is Daffodil Day

 | April 26, 2012

In support of the Canadian Cancer Society, Sun Peaks Municipal Council has proclaimed April Daffodil Month and April 27th Daffodil Day.

The municipality is encouraging everyone to wear a daffodil to show support for persons living with cancer.

Daffodils were first used by the Canadian Cancer Society in 1956 as hand-outs to spread the message about cancer. When recipients wanted to pay for the flowers, the society realized they could be used as a fundraiser, and in 1957 the first “daffodil days” fundraising began. The society is now the world’s largest purchaser of daffodils.