Bloom gone for Daffodil Days

June 27th, 2015 1:57 am

First Posted: 3/22/2013

Boyds Bears. Each year Boyds Bears makes a special edition bear for the Cancer Society and this year’s bear is Ray O’Hope.

One such person who will miss Daffodil Days is Marie Griglock, of Hughestown, who has been a super volunteer since the beginning.

“I started helping because I had family members that suffered from cancer,” said Griglock. Her husband, Richie Kossuth Sr., passed away at the age of 27 from prostate cancer.

“I will miss everyone we’ve contacted over the years and all the ladies in Hughestown,” she said. “I’m proud of all them all. It was a great way to get out to see my neighbors and talk.”

With Daffodil Days going away, the Cancer Society has other programs that have done well to raise funds to help fight cancer.

According to Nicole Jorgensen, Income Development representative, other drives throughout the year are Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, a 5K non-competitive walk at Kirby Park in October; Coaches Versus Cancer, where local basketball teams participate in raising funds; Endure for a Cure, a bike ride, 5K and 10K run in the Wilkes-Barre/Kirby Park area held in August; and Relay for Life held in June.