Many Iowa cities have at least a dusting of snow on the ground, but one charity is looking toward spring with particular zeal. Today’s the final day Iowans can order flowers as part of the American Cancer Society’s “Daffodil Days” promotion, which will be held the week of March 11th.Jennifer Lane, spokeswoman for the Cancer Society’s Fort Dodge office, says single bunches can be purchased for a six-dollar donation or a 15-dollar donation for the “Gift of Hope” sends a bouquet of daffodils in a vase anonymously to an Iowa cancer patient. Lane says the cheerful, yellow flower was chosen with a particular message in mind. She says it’s the first flower of spring and sends a message of hope.After orders are complete today, officials with the Iowa chapters will know how many thousands of flowers to order from the greenhouse in Washington state. Lane says this event is the American Cancer Society’s first fundraiser of the year in Iowa.Iowans who want to order the daffodils should call their nearest office of the American Cancer Society, or call 800-ACS-2345.
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