Daffodil Day 2018: Give a bunch of hope

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Daffodil Day: Volunteer your time, buy merchandise on Friday, August 24, or dedicate a daffodil online. Visit www.daffodilday.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85. Photos: Supplied

Daffodil Day: Volunteer your time, buy merchandise on Friday, August 24, or dedicate a daffodil online. Visit www.daffodilday.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85. Photos: Supplied

A mum, an uncle, a daughter, a dad. Your cousin, colleague or your best friend. 

Maybe, even you.

Cancer has touched the lives of millions of Australians.

Whether you are living with cancer or supporting someone you know or love on their cancer journey, the importance of working towards a cancer free future cannot be overstated.

On Friday, August 24, Cancer Council is urging Australians to show their support for Daffodil Day and buy a daffodil to save the life of someone they love.

The iconic fundraising event celebrates 32 years of turning Australia yellow in 2018 and again will be raising funds for life-saving cancer research. 

Over the past 20 years, more than 61,000 Australian lives have been saved by improvements in cancer prevention, screening and treatment as a result of cancer research. With continued community support, many more lives will be saved.

Support for Daffodil Day ensures that we're investing in cutting-edge, life-saving research to improve cancer outcomes now, and for future generations.

Professor Canfell

Investing more than $20 million on world-class cancer research projects annually, Cancer Council is one of the largest not-for-profit fundraisers for cancer research in Australia.

This year Cancer Council aims to raise more than $4 million for cancer research by recruiting around 8100 volunteers to staff around 1300 sites on Daffodil Day.

While cancer research has made some extraordinary breakthroughs over the years, with treatments improving all the time, there are still cancers with low survival rates and limited treatment options.

“Despite advances made in research and improving survival rates for many cancers, we know that 350 Australians are still diagnosed with cancer every day,” said Cancer Council Australia’s Cancer Screening and Immunisations Committee Chair, Professor Karen Canfell.

“Support for Daffodil Day ensures that we're investing in cutting-edge, life-saving research to improve cancer outcomes now, and for future generations.  

“Cancer Council works across every aspect of cancer, but we rely on the generosity of community donations to fund our work. We want to encourage everyone to get involved this Daffodil Day, while knowing that their involvement could save the life of someone they love.”