One in two Australians will have cancer by the age of 85 help Cancer Council raise funds this August and help find a cure for the disease which will touch us all in some way in our lifetime.
The Cancer Council's Daffodil Day this year is Friday, August 27, and aims to raise more than $9 million in funds to support cancer research, prevention and support services for patients and carers.
But they need your help. Getting involved is simple, either register to receive a box of merchandise to sell, or purchase your own Daffodil Day gift from participating outlets.
Fast Daffodil Day facts
- Daffodil Day was first held by the Canadian Cancer Society in the early 1980s, and by the NSW Cancer Council in 1986. It was established as an Australia-wide event in 1992.
- Daffodil Day is the largest national fundraising event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
- The daffodil is the international symbol of "hope" for those affected by cancer. It is the flower that traditionally heralds the return of spring, new life, vitality and growth.
- Cancer Council is the leading independent funder of cancer research in Australia, granting more than $49 million to cancer research, research scholarships and fellowships in 2008.
- This year's Daffodil Day merchandise includes tax-deductible donation cards, key rings, pens, and Dougal Bear all on sale throughout August.
- Schools can also get involved and receive a Dress Yellow for Daffodil Day kit, or register to sell Daffodil Day merchandise.
or call 1300 65 65 85 to register or donate.