Daffodil Day Today!

August 24, 2012

Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day is today Friday August 24.  By supporting Daffodil Day, you can help Cancer Council grow hope towards a brighter, cancer-free future.  Cancer Council aims to raise 9.2 million nationally this year through Daffodil Day. 

Funds will go towards vital cancer research, prevention, and information and support services like the Cancer Council Helpline.

To get involved and show your support, visit www.daffodilday.com.au 

More than 10,000 volunteers are expected to staff over 1,200 Daffodil Day sites across Australia.  There will be nearly 5,000 volunteers selling daffodils and collecting donations across NSW. 

Did you know?
One in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age 85 – it’s a disease that doesn’t discriminate and stretches across all cultures and communities.

In NSW alone, around 36,600 people will be diagnosed with cancer and about 13,240 people will die from the disease this year.

The daffodil is the international symbol of hope for all touched by cancer. 

Cancer Council NSW will spend $16 million this year towards vital research aimed at improving cancer treatments, prevention and care.