Celebrity gardener Jamie Durie has joined the campaign to grow hope this Daffodil Day (Friday 24th August). Every day, around 300 Australians are told they have a life-threatening cancer. By supporting Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day you will give hope to the many lives affected by cancer; hope for better treatments, hope for more survivors, and hope for a cancer-free future.
Like many Australians, Jamie’s family has been touched by the disease. ”Everyone knows somebody affected by cancer. It’s affected my family too - my aunt, my grandfather, my great grandfather.” he said.
Jamie is inviting communities all over Australia to take part in this iconic event. “Daffodil Day is a day where we all come together to support Cancer Council in the fight against cancer. Cancer could one day affect someone you love. Support Daffodil Day and help make a difference.” he said.
Now in its 26th year, Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day (24th August) is Australia’s flagship fundraiser and the largest fundraising event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
Funds raised will go to help beat cancer. Just $5 can help support a newly diagnosed patient while $500 can help fund ground-breaking research into better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. These breakthroughs aim to reverse the alarming statistic that one in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by age 85.
Getting involved is easy. You can register to receive a box of merchandise to sell; donate on the day or you can purchase a Daffodil Day gift at selected outlets during August, and on Daffodil Day itself. Why not volunteer your time on Daffodil Day by selling merchandise - just contact your local Cancer Council on 1300 65 65 85.
Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day is a chance for all of us to grow hope for a brighter, cancer-free future. In 2012, Cancer Council aims to raise $9.2 million nationally to continue to help fund vital cancer research, prevention programs and support services (like the Cancer Council Helpline – 13 11 20).
Who: Anyone who wants to help beat cancer in their community
When: The official date is Friday 24th August but merchandise is on sale throughout August
Where: You’ll find Daffodil Day sites near your local shopping area, train and bus stations and national supporting outlets.
How: Getting involved is easy. Register to volunteer, order a merchandise box or donate by visiting www.daffodilday.com.au, phone 1300 65 65 85 or find us on Facebook.