For the month of April, Whitecaps FC have joined Canadians across the country in wearing the yellow daffodil pin to support those on their journey to overcome cancer. As the month draws to a close, today, April 26, the Canadian Cancer Society and citizens across the country are joining together to celebrate Daffodil Day — the most influential day of the month.
This morning Whitecaps FC joined Canadian Cancer Society in selling daffodil pins to morning commuters and passersby. ‘Caps goalkeeper Brad Knighton, defender Brad Rusin, club president Bob Lenarduzzi, club ambassador Carl Valentine, and mascot Spike got busy collecting donations from Vancouverites on the corner of Burrard and Georgia street. With many encouraging smiles, and the usual antics from Spike, the morning helped to raise awareness for this powerful cause.
This year Vancouver Whitecaps FC have partnered with the Canadian Cancer Society as the official 50/50 partner of all home matches at BC Place. On April 13, and again on this Saturday, April 27, Canadian Cancer Society volunteers will be at BC Place handing out daffodil pins and raising awareness for the fight against cancer.
Daffodil Day is a day where Canadians are asked to reflect on and remember the thousands of people that struggle with cancer every day. The support of Canadians on this day is instrumental to the cause. For more information on Daffodil Day and how you can support please visit http://www.fightback.ca/daffodil_day.html.