Spring must be on the way because it’s Daffodil Days again!
According to regional organizer Sue Lincoln, the American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days will take place this year in Telluride on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, March 9-11 from 10 a.m. -5 p.m. in the Alpine Bank lobby at 120 S Pine in Telluride. Flowers will also be available at Telluride Bottle Works on San Juan Ave.
“And we are very pleased to announce,” Lincoln said, “that daffodils will also be available in Ridgway at Willowcreek Floral near the river on Highway 62 and in Norwood at Ramblin’ Rose Flowers, 1530 Grand Ave.
“These daffodils have become a cherished first sign of spring in the region,” Lincoln said. The flowers come from Washington State, shipped directly from the Washington Bulb Company in Skagit Valley. “We sold 10,000 flowers last year. This year we ordered a couple more boxes; we’re looking at upping that hopefully to 12,000.
“We know that they will be well received again this year. In previous years they have sold out quickly, and ordering your flowers in advance is highly recommended.
A $1 discount is available on every bunch of daffodils that is pre-ordered and paid for online.
“Online purchases can be paid for by credit card at http://daffodil.acsevents.org/sanmiguelcounty for $10/bunch of ten stems. Please click on ‘Telluride Days’ and then ‘Get Daffodils’ to place your order. The flowers can be picked up at Alpine Bank in Telluride on March 9 and 10. Reserved flowers not picked up by that time will be released for sale on Friday, March 11.”
Daffodils can also be reserved by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 728-4264 with your name, number of bunches, phone number and mailing address. Payment can be made by check or cash at the time of pick up. Non pre-paid/web-ordered flowers are $11/bunch.
Daffodil Days supports the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving mission to eliminate cancer as a life-threatening disease. Dollars raised through Daffodil Days enable the Society to offer free programs and services that help people fight cancer with courage and optimism, including: transportation assistance to and from treatments; lodging for those having to travel long distances for treatment; online educational classes for people with cancer and their loved ones; free and confidential assistance in helping locate cancer clinical trials; and physical, emotional and financial assistance to ease the cancer experience.
In addition, Daffodil Days contributions provide the American Cancer Society with funding for cancer research, educating people about the importance of cancer prevention and early detection, and advocating for meaningful public health policies that benefit everyone.
Daffodil Days is about more than just beautiful flowers, said Lincoln. “It is everyone’s opportunity to share hope for a world free of cancer. By giving flowers to friends, family members and even cancer patients, donors are really giving hope by enabling the Society to offer programs and services to improve the lives of those facing cancer.”