Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thursday Theme Song: The daffodil song

hootin--anni has a new meme.
IT'S ALL ABOUT MY NEW MEME THAT I HOPE SOME WILL FEEL LIKE JOINING IN ON THE CHALLENGE AND THE FUN [at least I hope the weekly challenge will be fun!]. It's loosely based on song lyrics [recorded songs since the beginning of time to today] and associating them with photos of yours...as I've done in the past...If you click on the link above, it'll take you to the Meme's Homepage for rules and buttons. There will be a Mr. Linky Widget for each individual week also. Do consider joining me sometime. Hope to see it flourish in time.

Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal by downloading The Daffodil Song.
The album sleeveThe song, specially written and performed by brothers Ian and Gary Smith – better known as acoustic duo Poachers Too - comes from Scotland's thriving urban acoustic modern folk singer-songwriter scene. It also features rising singing talent Vivien Scotson and percussionist Will Purdie.

They officially launched The Daffodil Song at the Marie Curie Shop, The Tron, Edinburgh today (March 2, 2007 ) and treated customers to a live acoustic performance of the number. /thedaffodilsong

Today marks the 20th anniversary of our New Zealand;s Daffodil Day. It is the Cancer Society's fundraising awareness campaign. Our school participates in this event everyyear. We are all encouraged to wear green and yellow, staff and students alike. We also raise funds by a gold coin donation and wear a daffodil. At lunch time, students were given free face painting. I had mine on my hand. My green top isn't very green, but my yellow shirt was.

In the country, two Wanganui prison guards are working overtime in a serious attempt to raise funds for the Cancer Society's Daffodil Day appeal.

Trevor Olmey and Graeme Taylor are rowing for 24 hours non-stop and hope to set a world record of 300 kilometres.

The pair have been training in the prison gym and expect the toughest part of their mission will come in the hours before dawn.

Cancer Control New Zealand, an advisory committee providing independent advice to the Minister of Health, says the day has a positive role on how cancer is viewed and treated in New Zealand.

"Raising awareness about cancer and helping to fund cancer research are real successes from the 20 years of Daffodil Day fundraising," said Associate Professor Chris Atkinson.

Donations help fund education, research and patient and family support and play an important role in helping to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer," said Atkinson.

In many shops, throughout this month of August, daffodils are offered to customers. Collectors are on the streets today. Kuddos to them , because it is still winter, and it has been raining.


Hootin Anni said...

I love the history you shared!!

Anonymous said...

The American Cancer Society has Daffodil Days, too, in the Spring. We don't have the variety of activity that you do on Daffodil Days (all of which sound great). I'm aware of only receiving daffodils for a contribution to the American Cancer Society.

B SQUARED said...

Good luck! This looks like fun.

Elizabeth said...

You've made me aware of connections across the globe with the beautiful Daffodil flower and cancer awareness; a very thoughtful song of choice. The photos are great, like that one of the painted-arm flower! Thank you.

Ginny Hartzler said...

I had no idea about any of this, but what a unique fund raising project. Love the daffodil pics! What hard working and dedicated people! I see that I somehow missed your post just below of you behind the truck, it is a good post!

Anonymous said...

This is excellent my friend. I really enjoyed this and it looks fun. Thanks for sharing and great job with this. :) Have a good weekend :)

George said...

Thanks for a very interesting and informative post. I wasn't familiar with the Daffodil Song before I read this. I hope the prison guards are successful in setting the record and raising a great deal of money for this worthy cause.

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello Ann,
How cool this idea!
I need to read more to understand about this meme ( how to join, to prepare the post, and so on...)but I think it's really great!Good luck!

Roan said...

Love the pics and enjoyed reading the history. I missed you last week, playing catch up. ;)