Daffodil Days in full bloom

Alice Fregetto and Jean Hetland volunteer selling daffodils for the American Cancer Society at Safeway on Horizon Drive Thursday afternoon.

The American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days are in full swing at area grocery stores this week.

The annual flower sale helps raise awareness and funds for cancer research.

Volunteer Kathy Jarvis said the flowers are a great way to kick-off the Spring season and everyone looks forward to the sale. Plus, the flower is a symbol of hope that can brighten anyone’s day, she said.

So far, more than 16,000 flowers have been distributed for sale throughout the valley. Many of the flowers were given by anonymous donors to the patients at St. Mary’s Cancer Pavilion. “They (patients) love them. It just really cheers them up,” Jarvis said.

Alice Fregetto, who lost her husband to cancer, has been volunteering to sell flowers since the program began in Grand Junction. “I’ve always just said I’d do something for him through the American Cancer Society,” Fregetto said.

A single flower costs $1, $10 per bunch, or $15 for flowers and a vase. “They are real pretty this year,” said Jarvis.

The flowers will be available at stores from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, or until supplies last. For information, call 254-5581.


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