Every spring, the bright yellow daffodil takes on a worthy opponent. Cancer. The flower has served as the symbol of cancer awareness since the 1950s. The Canadian Cancer Society incorporated the yellow flower into their logo in 2000.
Money raised during daffodil month helps people living with cancer and their families.
“My family lost its matriarch to cancer. Our Mother Joan was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in May 2004. The diagnosis came through a routine checkup. With great determination and strong faith, she fought hard for five years and gave us her best, unfortunately like many, she lost her battle,” explains Cathy Rocca. “The tragedy in all of this is that we are not unique, there are so many families who have gone through, or are going through something similar. We remember bringing the sweet simple pleasures of life alive and creating a light in our Mom that sometimes seemed dim,” continues Tanya Rocca.
Even the simple act of purchasing a daffodil pin or a small bunch of flowers brings hope to those suffering. “The Canadian Cancer Society has so many resources available to you as a patient and as a family member or friend. Life-changing support, digestible information online and by phone and they are helping fund the research that saves lives,” Cathy says, “I truly hope that you find a moment to give to this worthy cause.” The Rocca Sisters Team know that the greater our success, the greater our ability and responsibility to make positive change in our world.
We encourage you to support others in our community by going to go to our Facebook page facebook.com/roccasisters and sharing your story! Help keep the conversation going and together we can continue to raise awareness and help those whose lives have been, and currently are affected by cancer.
To find out more about The Canadian Cancer Society, their work and services for the public, head to www.cancer.ca