Cancer Society prepares for Daffodil Days in March
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The speakers at a recent American Cancer Society's Carbon Tamaqua Unit Daffodil Days Kick-off held at the Albright Mansion in Jim Thorpe were, left to right, Wendy Stickler, a cancer survivor and community in-come development specialist for the Lehigh Valley office in Bethlehem; Caylan Chanwik, the community in-come specialist for the Carbon-Tamaqua ACS unit; Judy Hoppes, senior community cancer control specialist; and Bob Stevenson, volunteer coordinator of the Daffodil Days for the area.
As March approaches, along with it comes the American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days. The committee held its Kick-off brunch to get started with the project.
Bob Stevenson, coordinator, served as main speaker along with Caylan Chanwik of the Carbon Tamaqua Unit.
Cancer survivor Wendy Stickler, who mans the ACS office in the Lehigh Valley, offered some inspirational remarks. Now cured, she gave an account of her cancer history and discovering a cancerous lump in her neck. She was treated in Philadelphia and is happy with the outcome.
Judy Hoppes also gave a mission message and the phone number of the ACS Lodge located in Hershey and a new one in the Philadelphia area. Anyone needing a place to stay, free of charge, while being treated for cancer in either area can call 1-800-227-2345.
Featured this year during the Daffodial Days are a bunch of daffodils for $10, a bear and a bunch for $25, a vase and a bunch for $15, potted mini daffodils for $12, Project care for a $25 donation and Gift of Hope which allows bunches of daffodils to be delivered anonymously to cancer patients in hospitals, treatment centers, and other facilities in the community.
People to man the daffodil sites are always needed and can contact the office to volunteer.