The Cancer Council Australia gears up for another successful Daffodil Day on Friday 20 August with hopes of raising $9.5 million.
The Cancer Council Australia gears up for another successful Daffodil Day on Friday 20 August with hopes of raising $9.5 million. Two million fresh daffodils and a range of merchandise will line stalls at train stations and shopping centres to raise funds for cancer research and support services. Daffodil Day, now in its ninth year nationally, remains one of Australia’s most popular fundraising events because it inspires belief that one day, cancer will be beaten.Inspiring belief that cancer can be beaten is the motivation behind this year’s new Daffodil Day creative campaign. The ‘still in-production’ television, radio and print campaign taps into the optimism that Australians maintain as they continue to strive for a cancer-free future. Chief Executive Officer of The Cancer Council Australia, Professor Alan Coates AM said, ‘There have been substantial improvements in cancer treatment and prevention. The survival rate for many cancers increased by more than 30 percent in the last twenty years, but we still have a long way to go. By purchasing a Daffodil Day branded item or volunteering, Australians everywhere can contribute to the fight against cancer.’ Funds raised this Daffodil Day will contribute directly to Cancer Council initiatives in cancer research, cancer control programs, advocacy, patient support and education services.How you can help: -Order a pre-packed merchandise box and fresh flowers online at www.daffodilday.com.au or by phoning 1300 65 65 85, sell to friends, family or colleagues -Register as a volunteer online at www.daffodilday.com.au or by phoning 1300 65 65 85 Official Daffodil Day merchandise available at: -Volunteer sites throughout Australia on August 20 -Supporting outlets: Coles, First National Real Estate, HIC network of Medicare offices, ANZ, Amcal, QUIX, Rockmans/BeMe, Hiltons, Millers Fashion Club, Katies, 1626, Crossroads and Ezibuy.-Coles and Woolworths will donate part proceeds from the sale of fresh daffodil bunches in the lead up to Daffodil Day.