Lowell, Mass. – Ring in spring with the purchase of daffodils and desserts to benefit local cancer patients and their families.

The Lowell General Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual Daffodils and Desserts Day event on March 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at both of its hospital campuses. Through the sales of daffodils, baked goods and gift baskets, the event raises money to provide comfort and healing to cancer patients and their families.

Preorders for daffodils are being taken now through Friday, March 11. A bunch of daffodils costs $10, and a pot of daffodils costs $12. To preorder, call the Saints campus gift shop at 978-934-8499. Flowers will be available for pick up on the day of the event.

Proceeds raised from previous sales have helped purchase items like puzzles, DVD players, a laptop and holiday meal gift cards for patients undergoing treatment. Last year’s event raised $5,300 for the Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital.