FARMINGTON – Pam Ferrari has been named chairwoman of the American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days campaign in the Farmington area. She is encouraging local residents to lend their support by either volunteering during Daffodil Days the week of March 22 or by buying bouquets.

The annual Daffodil Days campaign will help raise awareness and support American Cancer Society research as well as local educational programs and support services, Ferrari said. These include Look Good…Feel Better, a program that teaches women how to deal with the physical effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments; Reach to Recovery and Man to Man, two peer support programs that pair recently diagnosed breast and prostate cancer patients with survivors of the same cancers; and Road to Recovery, a service that gives patients rides to and from life-saving treatments.

Donations also help to maintain the American Cancer Society’s toll-free, 24-hour cancer information line (1-800-ACS-2345) and its website, www.cancer.org.

Bouquets of 10 daffodils are available for a donation of $7; Gifts of Hope, bouquets in vases delivered anonymously to cancer patients, $20. Orders should be placed before March 5.

To volunteer for Daffodil Days, call me at 778-3473 or the local American Cancer Society at 800-464-3102, press 3.


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