Mr. Speaker, today is National Daffodil Day. The daffodil is the symbol of strength and courage in the fight against cancer.
I wear this pin in memory of my late husband Arnold, and for all the people living with cancer and wanting to conquer this disease.
Over the course of their lives, one in two Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer. By funding cancer research, we have seen the overall cancer survivor rate increase from 25% in the 1940s to 60% today.
There are many different ways to support a person living with cancer, whether it is just being a quiet supporter, offering a meal to the families, sending a quick text message with no reply needed, telling a joke or funny story, providing a ride to treatments and appointments, volunteering at the Cancer Society, or giving a hug or a massage. Everyone can make a simple difference for people living with cancer.