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Blooms of Hope sale underway

The seventh annual Blooms of Hope has kicked off its 2020 season and the Meyersdale Area High School chapter of National Honor Society is once again helping to sell daffodils.  All proceeds will be donated to the Somerset Oncology Center and to Somerset Hospice.

NHS members will be taking orders for single and bunches of daffodils, as well as potted daffodils, through February 24.  Meyersdale NHS students have raised more than $22,000 since its inception, first known as Daffodil Days. Orders will be delivered on Thursday, March 21. 

“We partnered with the American Cancer Society for more than a decade before joining Blooms of Hope,” explained Jessica Deakins, MAHS NHS advisor. 

Deakins said, while NHS members have many responsibilities, academically and in their many extra-curricular activities, they are honored to participate in this annual event to help those affected by cancer. 

“NHS feels passionately about Blooms of Hope because all of us suffer the brutality and tragedy of cancer.  Every one of my students and I have been affected in some way by this disease as we've lost loved ones to it or have watched them fight for their lives,” she explained. “By selling daffodils, we're supporting the care of cancer patients in our area, which means we're providing comfort and medical treatment to people close to home.”

All proceeds will be donated to the Somerset Oncology Center and to Somerset Hospice. All checks should be made payable to Blooms of Hope. Please contact a MAHS NHS member for additional  information.