From March 28 to 30, 2012, the UFV community helped kick off the annual Canadian Cancer Society’s April fundraiser with daffodil sales at several locations on the Abbotsford campus.
37 volunteers sold daffodils and daffodil pins to students, faculty and staff.
“This year, we also sold 100 cupcakes, donated by Thrifty Foods,” said Michelle Rickaby, UFV’s Volunteer to Work Coordinator and cancer survivor. “The students raised $1460 for the Canadian Cancer Society to fund patient care, research, and prevention in British Columbia.”
As part of the event, Michelle gave a reading at the UFV bookstore from her story titled “My Symbol of Hope”, which was published in Canadian Living in 2009.
In her introduction, Michelle warmly thanked campaign supporters. “One in three British Columbians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime,” she said. “For many of us, this fight becomes personal and it means a lot to see so many of you wear the pin.”
As part of UFV’s involvement with the Canadian Cancer Society, student volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in Relay for Life at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford on June 15, a night vigil to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones, and raise awareness in our community.
For more information, contact Michelle at Volunteer to Work: firstname.lastname@example.org