TOPSHAM – The American Cancer Society has marked the beginning of spring with Daffodil Days since 1973. This year Daffodil Days will come to the Lewiston/Auburn area Wednesday through Friday, March 22 to 24.

The society is looking for volunteers to assist in the packing, delivering and selling of the flowers.

“I have truly enjoyed volunteering for the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days. It is a great way to give back to the community while helping the American Cancer Society raise money to help in its mission of eliminating cancer as a major health problem,” said Debbie McIntosh, Daffodil Days volunteer. “At this time of the year it is wonderful to be among so many flowers it really does give you hope.”

Lewiston/Auburn area residents have until March 3 to place orders for daffodils, which will be available in bouquets of 10 flowers for a donation of $7. Or for a donation of $20, the Gift of Hope will be a bouquet of 10 daffodils arranged in a glass vase and given as an anonymous gift to cancer patients or others in need.

This year also marks the addition of Flowers R. Hope, a special Boyds Bear designed for the American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days. Bear and a Bunch can be ordered for a donation of $25 and includes a limited edition 12-inch tall plush bear and a bouquet of daffodils.

Funds raised by the sale of these first flowers of spring help bring patient services and educational programs to help support cancer patients and their family, friends, co-workers and neighbors in the Lewiston/Auburn community.

For more information on how to volunteer to help with Daffodil Days or to place an order, call Marie Roberge at 373-3701.

For cancer information 24 hours a day, seven days a week, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit

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