The American Cancer Society honored sponsors, volunteers and cancer survivors who were part of the Daffodil Days at the Celebration of Hope luncheon at La Caille on March 18.

During the Daffodil Days, more than 70,000 daffodils were delivered throughout the state to bring cancer patients hope. The American Cancer Society's hope is a world with less cancer, more birthdays.

Fox 13's Kerri Cronk emceed, the luncheon was dedicated to the memory of philanthropist Shuan P. McCarthey and the highlight was Attorney General Mark Shurtleff's inspirational speech on the Politics of Healing.

Shurtleff was diagnosed with cancer late last year and wore his son's "I love boobies" breast cancer wrist band to the luncheon. He talked about how politics was originally created to guarantee individual happiness through social interaction of the whole, a lot like support for cancer patients.

"I don't care how big and tough you are; it's impossible to have hope without the support of the people around you," Shurtleff said. "That's what brings hope, those around us who lift us up. Shurtleff's speech was met with a standing ovation."

This year's sponsors are Fox 13, McCarthey Family Foundation, Utah Cancer Foundation, FM100 and Salt Lake magazine.

Here are photos from the event:

Fox 13's Kerri Cronk was emcee for the luncheon

Paula Axelrod of the American Cancer Society

Attorney General Mark Shurtleff