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Daffodils given out to spread hope for cancer patients and raise awareness

50,000 daffodils were distributed at 12 MRT stations on Saturday to spread hope for cancer patients and their loved ones, as well as increase awareness of the illness.

SINGAPORE: 50,000 daffodils were distributed at 12 MRT stations on Saturday.

The aim is to spread hope for cancer patients and their loved ones, as well as increase awareness of the illness.

On the plastic wrap used to contain the flowers is a QR code, which when scanned with a mobile phone, will highlight common misconceptions about cancer.

The initiative by Ain Society also aims to encourage people to go for cancer screening.

400 volunteers -- including students, staff and cancer survivors -- were among those who distributed the flowers.

Saturday's event came four days after World Cancer Day, which falls on February 4.

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