Daffodil sales to benefit cancer research


The MIT Women's League is coordinating the sale of daffodil bouquets in the larger departments at MIT to benefit the American Cancer Society. For several years, "Daffodil Days" bouquets have been sold through the Office of Community Relations and the Center for Cancer Research, and the League hopes to reach more people in the MIT community to order bouquets ahead of the March delivery date.

League members Barrie Gleason, Mable Nevins, Janet Plotkin, Eva Roos and Lillian Whelpley are distributing sign-up sheets in 18 departments identified by Paul Parravano in the Office of Community Relations. A Daffodil Day coordinator in each of these departments will post the sheet and send an e-mail within the department describing the project. People have until the fourth week of February to sign up for the daffodil bouquets, which will be delivered the third week of March, the first week of spring.

Daffodil Days, which has become a very successful fund-raiser in New England over the past ten years, supports various research, education, and patient service programs for Massachusetts cancer patients and their families.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 11, 1998.


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