FARMINGTON – The 2006 American Cancer Society Daffodil Days campaign will begin March 22. Orders can be placed by contacting the society’s Maine office at 800-464-3102, press 3 or 373-3724.

The daffodil is the flower of hope for cancer patients and their families. Contributions received through the sale of fresh daffodils helps to keep the society’s resources in place for those in Maine communities who are or have been affected by cancer.

Daffodil Days will take place during the week of March 21 in the Farmington area. The deadline for ordering is March 9.

Daffodils are available in bouquets of 10 flowers for $7. Or for a donation of $20, the Gift of Hope is 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.

To order daffodils or volunteer to help pack, sort or delivery daffodils, call the American Cancer Society’s office at 800-464-3102, press 3.

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