For 40 years, the American Cancer Society has marked the beginning of spring with Daffodil Days, coming to Pennsylvania on March 18-24.

For 40 years, the American Cancer Society has marked the beginning of spring with Daffodil Days, coming to Pennsylvania on March 18-24.

The society is looking for volunteers to assist in the packing, delivering, and selling of flowers. If you are interested in helping in the fight against cancer, please contact Nicole at the American Cancer Society at 570-562-9749.

Between March 21–24 Volunteers are still "needed" at many direct sales sites throughout the area.

Please call or email Carleen Faatz ( or Laurie Adams 570-253-4262 if you are interested in volunteering to assist with direct sales.

Wrapping takes place at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19 at the Park Street complex cafeteria (formerly the Stourbridge school), Honesdale. If you are available, all help is appreciated ... just show up.

Volunteers are also requested to deliver daffodils to local businesses on March 19.

You can receive a bunch of 10 flowers for a donation of $10, box of 500 for $500, or a half box of 250 for $250.

This year also marks the addition of Ray O. Hope, the ninth in a special Boyds™ Bear collection designed exclusively for the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days Bear and a Bunch™ that can be ordered for a donation of $25. Daffodil Days vase with a bunch is also available for a donation of $15. Also, you can help give comfort to a child in need in your community by delivering an anonymous Boyds Bear to them with a donation of $25 to Project Care.

In addition, Gift of Hope offers a chance to deliver an anonymous bunch of daffodils and cancer information to a local cancer patient with a donation of $10 or more. Direct sales sites will be The Dime Bank, HNB Main Street, Dave’s Super Duper, Rays ShurSave, Shaffer's Hardware in Hamlin (Friday and Sat), and HNB in Hamlin (Friday and Saturday).

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, the group fights for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. They save lives and create more birthdays by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.

As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, they turn what is known about cancer into what to do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. For more information or to get help, call anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit