Fighting cancer with pin fund-raiser

The annual April-long Canadian Cancer Society fund-raising month has begun, at Cowichan Lake, with the sale of daffodil pins at various businesses about town.

Lake Cowichan BC Liquor Store sales associate Val Price

The annual April-long Canadian Cancer Society fund-raising month has begun, at Cowichan Lake, with the sale of daffodil pins at various businesses about town.

The local chapter of the national initiative is being spearheaded by Margaret Davis, who has been a volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society for the past five years.

“According to statistics, a quarter of Canadians will die from some form of cancer, and two-out-of-five Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives,” she said, when asked why this fund-raiser is important.

“I’ve had a cancer experience myself, and I’m sure a lot of people have,” she said, of the increasingly prevalent disease.

Davis also volunteers for the phone-in cancer support program.

It can be contacted through calling 1-888-939-3333.

The free service takes in thousands of calls per year.

Similar to the poppy fund-raiser around Remembrance Day, the daffodil pins are being sold by donation.

Pins are currently available at Lake Cowichan’s BC Liquor Store, Curves, Country Grocer, Lake Therapy, and the Island Savings Credit Union.

“Any local businesses that would like to have a box of pins for the month of April can contact me,” Davis said. There plenty of pins to spare.

For those inquiring about pins, Davis’ number is 749-3869.

All money raised will go toward three things, including cancer research, patient support, and cancer prevention.

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