The Imperial district of the American Cancer Society warmly thanks the people of the Imperial Valley for their overwhelming response to our recent Daffodil Days fund-raising event. Hundreds of volunteers sold, wrapped, routed and delivered daffodils throughout the county.
Many local cancer patients received the Gift of Hope daffodil bouquets during the American Cancer Society's 18th annual Daffodil Days campaign. Funds raised through the Gift of Hope donations allow the purchase of anonymously given bouquets of daffodils to be delivered to cancer patients at local medical facilities.
Daffodil chairpersons Sandra and Roy Austin of Brawley worked diligently to organize this tremendous enterprise. Imagine delivering 3,800 bouquets of flowers in just two days! We are deeply indebted to these individuals whose commitment and efforts are reflected in our outstanding success.
We were most privileged to have selected volunteers in several communities organizing the event with unfailing determination. They are Martha Hargrove, Bonnie Bellenfant and Marsha Cooley of Brawley; Bertha Myers of Calexico; Phyllis Corn of Calipatria; Retta Wilson and Dorothy Littrell of El Centro; Madeline Magin of Holtville; and Linda Shaner of Imperial. Jeannie West chaired our Gift of Hope program this year with great success.