The Canadian Cancer Society is starting off April as Daffodil Month by encouraging Manitobans to support the 6,500 families in the province who will face a cancer diagnosis this year.
A new national poll released Wednesday shows that more than half of Canadians — 56 percent ?? do not feel properly equipped to support themselves, a friend or a family member who has been diagnosed with cancer.
“By wearing a bright yellow daffodil pin we show Manitobans living with cancer that they are not alone,” said Erin Crawford, the society’s Manitoba senior director of public engagement. “Every April, thanks to thousands of volunteers we are able to engage Manitobans in the cancer fight.”
The national survey was conducted by Angus Reid in March 2015 with 2,198 Canadians. The results also show that upon learning of a cancer diagnosis, fewer than half of Canadians (49 percent) searched for information, while only 19 percent looked into support services.
To find out more or to make a donation, visit cancer.ca/daffodil.