Daffodils can brighten your days and save lives 

Mar 31
2009

Daffodil Days, one of the American Cancer Society’s oldest fundraisers, is in full bloom at Methodist Hospitals. Oncology Services championed the Daffodil Days fundraiser and quickly shared their enthusiasm with the rest of the hospital. Elizabeth Sengupta, MD, Robert Woodburn, MD and Barat Barai, MD generously contributed to the fundraiser. Employees purchased five dollar stickers to wear blue jeans on February 13th; the money was donated to buy daffodils for all Oncology inpatients and outpatients.

Employees were also given the opportunity to purchase daffodils for themselves or a co-worker by making a $10 or $15 donation to the American Cancer Society. In total the Oncology team sold over 200 bunches of daffodils. "This is a fundraiser that we truly believe in. I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to the physicians and individuals that made a contribution," stated Shellie Rowe MS, RN, Breast Care Coordinator.

Brenda Lievers, a radiation oncology patient at Methodist Hospitals, was touched by the gift of daffodils, “I love the staff and the doctors and will do anything to help support the program.”

Signaling nature’s rebirth at the beginning of spring, daffodils represent a spirit of hope that cancer can be cured. For more than 30 years, Daffodil Days has enabled people of all ages to join the fight against cancer by raising funds to support groundbreaking research, provide up-to-date cancer information and education, advocate for public health policies that benefit the community and provide services that improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

Brenda Lievers, Outpatient Radiation Patient receives daffodils from Radiation Therapists Carisa Willi and Marika Trotter at Methodist Hospitals during the American Cancer Society's annual fundraiser, Daffodil Days.

For more information or to interview/photograph Methodist Hospital employees, please contact me, my contact information is located below.

Amber Raza
Marketing and Corporate Communications
P: 219.886.4474
F: 219.886.4592
E: araza@methodisthospitals.org

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