This year, Daffodil Day celebrates 33 years of turning Australia yellow, with Cancer Council aiming to raise more than $4 million for cancer research through online donations, and by recruiting more than 8,600 volunteers to staff around 1,370 sites on Daffodil Day.
Cancer Council and its research partners direct almost $60 million annually to research grants for vital research projects across Australia, making the organisation the largest not-for-profit funder of cancer research in Australia. Wheatbelt Regional Education Officer, Melissa Pickering said that funds raised through the Daffodil Day Appeal will go towards funding cancer research, with the potential to find the next breakthrough in cancer treatment or detection.
“Despite advances made in research and improving survival rates for many cancers, we know that 1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed by the age of 85. By supporting the Daffodil Day Appeal, you will help us invest in cutting-edge, life-saving research to give Australians hope for a cancer free future,” Ms Pickering said.
“Cancer Council works across every aspect of cancer, but we rely on the generosity of community donations to help fund our work. We want to encourage everyone to get involved this Daffodil Day, with the knowledge that your involvement will give hope to everyone affected by cancer.”
There are many ways to support the Daffodil Day Appeal; donate online, volunteer your time, hold a community event or buy a daffodil pin or fresh daffodils on Friday 23 August.
For more information or to get involved, visit www.daffodilday.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85. If you would like to access Cancer Council WA services and support please call 13 11 20