True heroes

Dear Mike:
Beta Sigma Phi was able to contribute $7,300 to the Canadian Cancer Society this year from the proceeds of our annual “Daffodil Drive for Cancer.”
However, events such as these never “just happen” without the contributions of volunteers and committees.
I would like to hope that, like me, anyone who made purchases this year was investing in the dream of a cure. Money to aid research projects, provide support for patients and families, and assist in travel expenses.
Although the quality of our daffodils this year may have been a little fragile, we believe in the need for this program.
Sorority has been selling daffodils in Fort Frances for more than 32 years, and we hope we have a dedicated number of purchasers who value this promotion as much as we do.
We must thank the more than 30 businesses that pre-purchased the daffodils from us and we hope many of them share our view. My chapter, Xi Tau, was a majority of my committee, along with Pat Bird, Susan Sieders, Jill Perry, and Lonna Oster from the other chapters.
Their dedication to this program made it move so smoothly that I have decided to remain the chairperson for another year.
We also have a handful of businesses that have helped us year after year, for many years; operating in the shadows. People like the Knox United Church, The Beer Store, Gardewine, and especially Linda Plumridge at the Fort Frances Times—a sorority sister and great helper.
Remember “Hope Blooms” with daffodil sales. Thanks to everyone who exercised their cancer-fighting powers this year by making purchases.
You are a hero in our eyes.
Arlene Georgeson
2007 Chair, “Daffodil
Drive for Cancer”