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Mother’s passion helps raise money

Linda Glomski is an administrative assistant in the School of Communication Studies. But many people may not realize that she also is the Daffodil Days Committee Coordinator for one sole reason — family.

It is a family of hope.

Daffodils, too, are a symbol of hope.

Hope for cancer treatment, survival and always for more research.

Glomski’s youngest daughter was born with cancer and is the youngest cancer patient in Ohio. Now she is also a mother and the hope continues.

Glomski’s daughter-in-law has also been diagnosed with cancer and is also a survivor.

It’s for them that Glomski believes drives her passion to raise money for cancer research. Each year she heads one of the campus’ most influential projects.

Daffodil Days is the selling of flowers to benefit the American Cancer Society. Money that is raised supports patient services, medications, education and research in the county that the money was raised for. It is the second highest fund-raiser for ACS, next to Relay for Life.

“Research has done tremendous things for our family,” she said. “We want to be called a family of hope, of survivors.”

For almost 20 years, Daffodil Days has provided thousands of dollars for the ACS of Wood County.

“We want the daffodil to serve as a reminder to students to volunteer and to be aware,” Glomski said. “We want to make everyone aware and to remember when they leave campus to be aware and to have check-ups and prevent cancer.”

Many people rely on fund-raisers to help research to save lives.

Sales for Daffodil Days have been down this year. Glomski attributes low sales to money that is needed elsewhere right now. A low economy, high gas prices and especially tsunami victims may not leave much room for people to donate as much to Daffodil Days as they have in the past.

“We are aware that the call and need is in other areas also, we knew that coming into the project this year,” she said.

To help fight America’s number one killer, a bouquet of daffodils will cost $6.50. They can be ordered and sent to whomever the week of March 14. Order forms can be found online and the deadline is March 2.

“We want to keep finding more and more cures,” she said. “There is hope, but it takes all of us.”

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