In recognition of Daffodil Month 2016 (Cancer Awareness Month)

Mr. Silver: Mr. Speaker, I stand also to pay tribute to Cancer Awareness Month, known as Daffodil Month. This is when Canadians show their support for cancer research and prevention and those currently fighting cancer by wearing a daffodil on their collar. The bright, happy daffodil represents hope for those who are on a cancer journey.  

Cancer affects us all. It is the leading cause of death in Canada, accounting for 30 percent and the Canadian Cancer Society is working hard to eradicate it and prevent further cases. By purchasing a daffodil or contributing your time, you are helping the Canadian Cancer Society to fund cancer research, prevent cancer, educate and inform Canadians and advocate for a healthy lifestyle for all Canadians.

The Canadian Cancer Society is supported by door-to-door campaigning and fundraising events like the Daffodil Dash. Their goal is to eradicate cancer while enhancing quality of life for those fighting the big fight. I would like to thank all those who work to fight against cancer, both nationally and locally, for their support and volunteer time — donors and volunteers putting in tireless hours, giving all they can for this journey and giving empowerment to people to make sure they know they’re not alone. If we work to support community members fighting cancer and promote healthy living, together we can help to eradicate cancer.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.