The site of a bright boutique of fresh-cut daffodils can enliven the mood of those affected by its evil clutches.

As the first flower of spring, the daffodil represents a symbol of hope for a future where cancer is no longer a life-threatening disease.

In an effort to raise funds to help fight cancer, the Village at Palmerton has agreed to serve as a sales site for the American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days.

Daffodils will be available for purchase at the Village Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 6 p.m., said Jennifer Ebert, director of marketing and admissions.

Each spring, the Society offers daffodils to donors in appreciation for a contribution, as volunteer coordinators take requests for flowers in January, February, and early March.

In turn, the support of the program helps give strength and hope to the millions of Americans who face cancer.

For over 35 years, the Daffodil Days program has empowered people to make a difference in the fight against cancer.

In the last 14 years, Daffodil Days has raised over $240 million in gross revenue to support the American Cancer Society's mission to eliminate cancer as a life-threatening disease.

To find out if your community participates in Daffodil Days, or to learn more about the program, contact your local American Cancer Society office, or call 1-800-ACC-2345.