Harvard collected a record $38,272 for the American Cancer Societys annual Daffodil Days fundraiser this year, topping 2005s total by $2,840. On the big day (March 20), more than 1,200 of the 4,866 dazzling bouquets sold were donated and delivered to area hospitals, including Cambridge, Mt. Auburn, and Youville hospitals, the Sancta Maria Nursing Facility, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. New to this year, 228 teddy bears were also sold.
The top three sellers were Heather Lantz from the Development Office ($3,399), Martha Foley of the Kennedy School ($1,856), and Laura Collins from Harvard Management Company ($1,698).
Volunteers from Harvard Mail Services delivered to nearly 100 locations in both Cambridge and Boston. Coordinating the effort were Ursula Moore and Shirley Washington.
– Andrew Brooks