Harvard kicks off Daffodil Days this month. The Harvard community can order through more than 100 area coordinators in various departments and Schools.

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Daffodil Days in full bloom

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Funds raised will support cancer prevention and treatment

At Harvard, the month of February brings the promise of spring with the kick-off of Daffodil Days, a University-wide effort to raise funds to support the fight against cancer.

Now in its 23d year, Daffodil Days provides an opportunity for the Harvard community to purchase bouquets of daffodils for $10. Offers also include potted bulbs for $15 and teddy bears for $25. Affiliates may also make a donation online by visiting community.harvard.edu/daffodils. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society (ACS) for prevention, early detection, advocacy, and patient services.

The Harvard community can order through more than 100 area coordinators in various departments and Schools beginning Feb. 1. Orders must be placed by March 5. For information about your coordinator, contact Julie Moscatel in Harvard Public Affairs & Communications at 617.495.4955 or Julie_Moscatel@harvard.edu.

“Unfortunately, everyone knows someone affected by cancer in one way or another,” Moscatel said. “This campaign not only raises much-needed funds for a worthy cause, but its spirit is so uplifting that I have people contacting me in January wondering how they can get involved.

“Daffodil Days literally brightens offices across the campus.  To know that each bouquet we purchase helps the fight against cancer makes the program that much more satisfying,” Moscatel added. “Some of my area coordinators have been doing this longer than I have. Without them, and the support of Mail Services, this fundraiser wouldn’t exist.”

The daffodils will be delivered via Mail Services on March 22.

Last year, Harvard was recognized as the top seller in Massachusetts by the American Cancer Society, with Harvard staff, faculty, and students bringing in more than $51,000 in donations. Harvard has raised more than $615,000 in donations to the ACS to date.

For more information, visit Community Affairs at Harvard.