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Daffodil Ball Reimagined raises an impressive $1 million for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Young Adults Cancer Fund


The long-awaited Daffodil Ball celebrated its 26th year with an incredible achievement, raising an astonishing $1 million for the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). Bringing together business leaders and philanthropists in support of the cancer cause, the Daffodil Ball Reimagined uniquely blended an elegant in-person gala with an exciting at-home experience, offering attendees an all-around sensational signature event.

Since 1997, the Daffodil Ball has raised more than $21 million for the cancer cause. Proceeds from this year’s Daffodil Ball are supporting CCS’s Young Adults Cancer Fund. Working directly with young adults living with and after cancer, as well as partners across the country, the Young Adults Cancer Fund will enable CCS to lead adolescent and young adult (AYA) research, build a national strategy with tailored tools and create a support system to improve their unique cancer experience.

“Almost every hour in Canada, a young adult is diagnosed with cancer. This group experiences a gap between well-established pediatric cancer services and older adult cancer services, and their unique needs are not being met well enough today by the cancer care system,” says Andrea Seale, CEO, CCS. “Thanks to generous contributions from our donors and Daffodil Ball guests, the Young Adults Cancer Fund will enable us to work with people with lived experience, fund critical gaps in AYA research and better support young adults living with and beyond cancer.”

This year’s Daffodil Ball was presented by Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. and organized by a committee of dedicated business leaders and humanitarians, led by committee co-chairs Jennifer Traub and Meghan Brown. Reimagined as a hybrid event, the gala united in-person attendees at Polygon Gallery in North Vancouver with at-home guests from across Canada, for a night of fun and philanthropy. All guests were able to enjoy a vibrant live auction, an intimate dinner, wine and entertainment, including a special performance by Canadian singer-songwriter Bif Naked.

Guests had the opportunity to bid in a spectacular, one-of-a-kind silent and live auction, presented by Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel, which included the longstanding Crème de la Crème Dessert auction. Other memorable auction prizes were a 4-night travel package to the Acre Resort lush sanctuary in Baja California, a Seattle Seahawks package for 8 people with an on-field tour and private lounge, a one-of-a-kind Cori Creed painting called Spring Triumph, and an all-inclusive fishing adventure at the Queen Charlotte Lodge.

An annual tradition at the Daffodil Ball, guests were also thrilled to take part in ‘Dipping for Diamonds’ – a dazzling raffle which offered attendees the chance to win a stunning 1.52 carat, brilliant Black Label ideal cushion cut diamond. The exquisite diamond was generously donated by Lucara Diamond Corp and Clara Diamond Solutions and is valued at $37,000.

“We are beyond grateful for the heartfelt generosity of our donors, and the steadfast commitment of volunteers from the Daffodil Ball committee. It’s because of their support that we can continue to invest in world-leading cancer research and compassionate programs that will have profound impact in young people’s lives.”

About the Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society works tirelessly to save and improve lives. We fund the brightest minds in cancer research. We provide a compassionate support system for all those affected by cancer, from coast to coast and for all types of cancer. As the voice for Canadians who care about cancer, we work with governments to establish healthy public policies to prevent cancer and better support those living with the disease. No other organization does all that we do to improve lives today and to change the future of cancer forever. Help us make a difference. Call 1-888-939-3333 or visit today.

For more information, please contact:

Hailey Mellon
Communications Coordinator