April 4, 2011

Daffodils for Hope


                                       


                                        And then my heart with pleasure fills,
                                              And dances with the daffodils.
                                                                 

The year is 1950. The month is April, my mom is almost one year old.  In downtown Toronto, in the Eaton's store, Lady Eaton hosts a fundraising tea organized by Canadian Cancer Society volunteers. To make the tea party really delightful the women decide to decorate the tables with (What is available ?) 
DAFFODILS.  




These charming, smiling flowers create an unforgettable atmosphere that seems to radiate hope and faith that cancer could be beaten. There are 700 women at the tea party! This event becomes so popular that Society volunteers establish a tradition of social gatherings named Daffodil Teas.
By 1957, volunteers took their fundraising to the streets and Daffodil Month April was born. Every year during this time one can buy daffodils sold almost in every community place, stores and malls across the provinces. This year along the daffodils, the Society is introducing a new Daffodil Pin.






I am wearing a daffodil Pin to show everyone living with cancer that he or she is not alone and that there is HOPE! Fortunately, I've never lost anybody I loved to cancer; I am thankful for that; although, I have a friend battling  the breast cancer right now, a friend whose mother died of cancer, and in 2007 I, myself, had a breast lump removal. My family  passionately supports Canadian Cancer Society. Every year we participate in the Terry Fox Run , fundraising auctions and as a part of Scouts Canada my son has been selling Daffodils .







Today I would love to share a Daffodil Tea with you, Dear Visitor, in support of the fight against cancer.






 

I hope there is no child touched by cancer.






I hope there is no fear of cancer.







  I hope cancer will be prevented, managed and cured.







 I hope there will be always funds for cancer research.







I hope for HOPE!







You can find  more information about Canadian Cancer Society here.


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Dear Friend ,
Thank you for your visit and kind comment!






17 comments:

  1. Beautiful post for such a GREAT cause. Your photographs are stunning!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  2. Such a pretty and touching post. I lost my father to cancer over four years ago. Thanks for supporting such an important cause.

    Blessings!
    Ricki Jill

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  3. Very beautiful. The pictures are stunning. Supporting the cause is wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  4. Sylvia, your post is heart warming! I love the daffodils and what they stand for! I lost my best friend to breast cancer and I still miss her terribly. I too had a lump removed several years ago now. I too hope for a cure for cancer! Someday, we will see it! Thank you for a beautiful post and thanks for joining me for tea. It's been a pleasure visiting you!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  5. Beautiful post, Sylvia. I love daffodils and now, love them even more. I just lost the love of my life to cancer in February. Thank you for the post.

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  6. Just beautiful. I too have done some promotional work over the years, the daffodil is a beautiful symbol of hope and courage and posts like yours are a beautiful awareness to everyone close to such a hurtful disease!Lovely photo's! x yvette@twistedvines

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  7. What a lovely post! I enjoyed everything! Daffodils are so beautiful!

    Katherine

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  8. What a wonderful post and such beautiful photos Sylvia. My mom is a breast cancer survivor too.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  9. Oh wow the yellow flowers are so beautiful. I've never seen yellow flowers on a tea cup before. Lovely post.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  10. Hello Sylvia,
    your post is really touching. I love the daffodils and their meaning what they stand for. I think, nearly everyone has lost somebody of his family or friends to cancer. There are so many persons affected. I hope for everybody which has to deal with that, God's bless.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  11. What a beautiful way to celebrate and to support those affected by cancer. Both my parents passed away several years ago from cancer - I miss them terribly - The daffodil is definitely a sign of hope and cheer - perfect for this cause - thank you for sharing such a moving post with A Return to Loveliness,
    God Bless,
    Kathy

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  12. Beautiful. I loved visiting UR blog.

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  13. Hello Sylvia,
    Your Daffodil tea is gorgeous! I love both your spring tea cups. Yellow is lovely on a cup, especially cheery. Perfect for spring.
    Your photographs are so beautiful. I love how you set up your vignettes.
    I lived in Canada for many years and I remember looking forward to buying the bunches of Daffodils. It is such a worthy cause and it is a lovely way to give.
    Thank you so much for your beautiful post.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  14. Such lovely tea cups! So sunny! So heart warming!
    Thank you for sharing.
    best wishes
    Fábio

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  15. Dearest Sylvia,

    What a refreshingly lovely post and for such a worthy cause as well.~ The vignettes that you have created for teatime are just simply exquisite with the Daffodils, pretty Spring teacups and your yummy looking, 'fresh as Spring', lemons and tarts!

    Thanks for joining in with the fun with Pam and I once again for TTTT and also for my 77th, Tuesday Tea For Two.., We always love having you join us!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

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  16. Hello sweet Sylvia....you have the most beautiful heart. My momma and daddy both died of cancer two weeks apart; that was 23 years ago. I have cancer in my family, and with hope and all the power that I can apply to living a healthy life, I hope to avoid it...but the rest is in God's hands. Thank you for recognizing this tribute to all who have suffered greatly. How are you dear? Thank you for coming to my blog...you are so lovely. WHAT GREAT PHOTOS!!!! Blessings, Anita

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  17. Your Spring teacups are beautiful. What a great post. I love that these pretty flowers can help in the fight against cancer.

    I was born in Toronto in 1950 just like your Mom. My Dad died of cancer in 1977 and my Mom (breast cancer) in 2000, also several other family members.

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