For over 100 years, the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto has performed Daffydil, a spectacular theatrical production, to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. Since its inception, Daffydil has raised over $600,000 for charity. The show is entirely produced, directed, written and performed by students in the Faculty of Medicine. This year's Daffydil musical took place in the Hart House Theatre at the University of Toronto on the evenings of February 19-22, 2014.
This year’s show “OMG ACCREDITATION” chronicled the story of Melville, a nervous 4th year medical student who is just trying to pass his rotation under the most esteemed doctor in the hospital. Things finally start looking up for him until his patient starts acting strangely. With extraordinary dance and musical numbers, Daffydil 2014 dazzles as it reveals how Melville was able to figure out what's wrong with his patient, all the while helping the hospital pass their hardest (and craziest) accreditation yet. The show was able to raise over $20,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society, and counting!
Daffydil is among the oldest traditions of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine. It draws upon the creative talents of students in the faculty and channels it towards a cause that is personal to some of us, yet dear to us all: the search for more advanced treatments and medical care for those afflicted by cancer. We invite you to join us in this cause.
Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada and is responsible for about 30% of all deaths. It is estimated that 187,600 new cases of cancer and 75,500 deaths from cancer occurred in Canada in 2013.
When you make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, you help:
• Fund the most promising Canadian research projects for all types of cancer
• Provide free information and support services in the community
• Advocate for public policies that prevent cancer and help those living with it
• Prevent and detect cancer early by encouraging people to take part in cancer screening programs