The Sandy Springs Garden Club and the Spalding Garden Club are seeking people to sponsor 1 mile of daffodils along Johnson Ferry Road in the middle of what will become the Abernathy Greenway Linear Park.

The Daffodil Mile project proceeds will be distributed among local nonprofits for St. Joseph’s and Northside hospitals, as well as Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, to assist cancer patients and their families, according to literature provided by the group.

“This special garden will be a beautiful landmark for our city and a source of civic pride,” publicity chairwoman Kathy Shapiro wrote in a letter to local media outlets. “But Daffodil Mile will also be a living legacy, too, because many of its golden flowers will have been planted to honor those who have fought, or are fighting, cancer.”

According to the project literature, two-thirds of the donations will go toward purchasing, planting and maintenance of the bulbs. The remaining money would go to the foundations. The organizers will host a Champagne Tea on Feb. 12 at Glenridge Hall, 600 Abernathy Road, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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