Letter to the Editor

Daffodil Days success

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hope bloomed in Dickinson County this year as we painted our community yellow with daffodils and generated over $5,600 for cancer research and programs. The overwhelming support that Dickinson County residents and businesses showed to support the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days was incredible. My heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who participated in this campaign to support important Society programs and resources to help people facing cancer and improve their quality of life.

Although Daffodil Days involves giving beautiful flowers, it is really about giving hope for a world free of cancer. It is heartwarming to know that so many of our fellow residents are dedicated to fighting back against cancer. Thank you to the volunteer drivers, on-site coordinators and daffodil processors as well as to everyone who supported this year's Daffodil Days by requesting flowers for their homes and/or offices, or donating flowers to area hospitals and health care facilities.

I would also like to thank The Dickinson County News, and the following individuals and businesses, for their dedication to the mission of the American Cancer Society: Jane Fisher, Becky Smith, Dianne Roberts, Heidi Peterson, Shelli Nissen and the team at Ferguson's Floral Department, Dana Kauffman with the American Cancer Society, Bomgaars, Central Bank, Goodies Handmade Candies, Jennings Tow & Repair, The State Bank, Tobi's Softail Saloon & Grille, Dyno's, KUOO/KUQQ, KICD, KJIA, The Lakes News Shopper, Milford Utilities and DickCo Cable News.

Together, Dickinson County and the American Cancer Society are making a difference in the fight against cancer.

Sincerely,

Di Lorenzen

2009 American Cancer Society Daffodil Days chairperson