No joke, Daffodil Campaign starts

But this year you can buy a virtual daffodil and help Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society’s second annual Daffodil Campaign in B.C. and the Yukon starts April 1, and for the first time, virtual daffodils will be available by donation to be added to Twitter or Facebook profiles.

Pins and fresh cut daffodils will be available by donation at various locations around Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows for the rest of the month, while street teams will be selling fresh daffodils on the weekend of April 7 and 8 only.

Daffodils symbolize the strength and courage of people fighting the disease.

The month-long fundraising event culminates on April 27 with Daffodil Day,  is when the Canadian Cancer Society asks Canadians to reflect on the thousands of people who are living with cancer and to remember those who have died from it.

Money raised from the daffodil campaign will go back to the Canadian Cancer Society’s fight against cancer. Last year, the campaign raised more than $205,000 in the Greater Vancouver region. (Find where to get a pin: http://www.fightback.ca.)