The daffodil is the signature flower of hope.  And, during the American Cancer Society’s annual Daffodil Days campaign in March, it symbolizes hope for cancer patients and their families.

Jay Snyder is living his life with purpose after facing war and cancer.

In February, Facing Cancer Together explored what every cancer patient wants you to know… The acts of kindness that brought comfort during treatment, the importance of humor, and communication tips for family and friends.  What advice can you share?  Please leave a comment!

Breast cancer survivor Kim Mallett is  doing great today and living life to the fullest after a long road of recovering physically and emotionally,   She shares her new perspective on life after cancer in this video.

Emmy-Award winning journalist Lori Hope  discusses her book, Help Me Live -- 20 Things People With Cancer Want You to Know.

Lynn doesn't think of herself as the typical "tattoo chick," but treated herself to a tattoo for her 40th birthday.  Watch Lynn's story below to find out the meaning behind her tattoo.

(Undated) -- This weekend, thousands of Penn State students and alumni will take part in an event that's become one of the most famous fundraisers for pediatric cancer research. The annual Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, or "THON," as it's more commonly known, will take over the school's Bryce Jordan Center from this evening to Sunday afternoon.

Lynn Fantom, an oncology nurse navigator at Lancaster General Health, has been helping cancer patients, mainly breast cancer patients, for 8 years.  She loves being able to help a person navigate their physical and emotional concerns after a cancer diagnosis.  “I learn from each patient.  They give me inspiration and courage every day to do what I do, and make me realize that there’s nothing in life you can’t handle… you can face this.”

(Sewell, NJ) -- Cancer, alopecia, and Trichotillomania are all diseases and conditions that can cause hair loss. As a result, many adults have a difficult enough time coping with their hair falling out, by turning to wigs or scarves. But young children who have cancer themselves or are watching friends or parents struggle with the disease may find it especially hard to understand and accept baldness. That's what cancer patient Jane Bingham, a mother of four from Sewell, New Jersey, found, at least. She's now involved in a crusade to help young girls see, in her words, "bald is beautiful."

This Valentine's Day, we'd like to celebrate the inspiring acts of love and kindness we've been privileged to witness throughout the Facing Cancer Together project.  We've gathered a few of the many stories we've heard and read, and would love to hear your stories of love as well in a comment below.  

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