ALTON — Alton Memorial Hospital will sell daffodils again this spring to fund the Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation’s Extra Mile Fund, which provides services to oncology patients at AMH.
Available products include a bouquet of 10 daffodils for $10 or a bunch of 10 daffodils in a vase for $15. Businesses or individuals also can purchase daffodils in quantity at a savings. A case (50 bunches of 10) costs $400 and a half case (25 bunches of 10) is $200.
Checks should be made out to the Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation. The deadline for advance orders is Friday, Feb. 26.
Cash & Carry Days at AMH will be noon to 6 p.m. Monday, March 7, and 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in the AMH Beeby Wing Lobby. For information or to pre-order daffodils, contact Jeanne Truckey at (618) 433-6047 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The daffodils campaign is held to offer help and hope to AMH cancer patients,” said Eileen Cheatham, an AMH parish nurse. “For example, patients sometime need gas cards to get to treatments and appointments. That’s what the foundation’s Extra Mile Fund is designed to do.”
Alton Memorial sales directly will benefit local patients.
“We have a dedicated group of volunteers who enjoy working on this fundraiser for help and hope in the fight against cancer,” Cheatham said. “Everyone enjoys daffodils as the harbingers of spring, and our cancer patients especially look forward to them. Daffodils are the first flower of spring and a symbol of hope, representing the promise of a world free from cancer.”
Volunteers will assemble daffodils in vases and wrap bunches of daffodils for distribution to patients and staff at the AMH Cancer Care Center, Outpatient Cancer and Infusion Center, BJC Hospice of Alton and AMH.
AMH appreciates the help of Dick’s Flowers in the campaign.