Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
The Women's League is once again organizing the Daffodil Days campaign at MIT to raise money for the American Cancer Society, and coordinators are needed to oversee the February sign-up period.
This is the fourth year the Women's League has organized the event, in which MIT community members order bouquets of daffodils. It began with 16 departments in 1998 and rose to 53 last year, raising a total of $16,040 for cancer research, treatment and education. The Institute-wide campaign has raised a total of $32,573 in last three years.
As the Women's League further expands this project this year, it's looking for more volunteers to coordinate sales in their departments. Anyone who wants to join the team of Daffodil Days coordinators should contact Sis de Bordenave in the Women's League Office at x3-3656 or firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Orders are taken within departments during the month of February, and Women's League members will deliver the Daffodil bouquets during the last week of March.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on January 10, 2001.