Daffodil Day raises hope and provides some comfort in the battle to find a cure for cancer.
The Cancer Council’s most visible promotion is on Friday, August 26.
To provide support you can buy a pin, dedicate a daffodil or buy a bunch of daffodils from one of the many stalls established throughout the local government area.
With an estimated 1.1 million Australians having either survived a diagnosis or are currently living with cancer, there are over 130,000 diagnosed with cancer each year – the equates to 350 each day.
Unfortunately, one in two Australian men, and one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85 years.
But the annual Daffodil Day fund raising is helping turn a corner. Today, more than 65 per cent of people will still be alive five years after a cancer diagnosis. This is an increase of more than 20 per cent since the 1980s.
Cancer Council Australia and its members work across the full spectrum of cancer, including patient support, public education, prevention campaigns, clinical guidelines, public policy and research. Cancer Councils are Australia’s biggest independent funders of cancer research investing, with research partners, more than $70 million in 2015.
The daffodil is the international symbol of hope for everyone affected by cancer.
Sites for merchandise sales:
Port Macquarie – Growers Market, Hastings River Drive, Industrial area, Palm Court PO, Settlement City, Green Meadows Medical Centre, Westport High School, Spotlight, Port Central (WASCALS) and Horton St NAB.
Lake Cathie – Shopping Centre
Lake Innes – Shopping Centre
Wauchope – Hastings Co-operative Ltd Supa IGA, High Street, Timbertown IGA, Beechwood Store.
Laurieton – Stalls outside Coles and Lakewood Shopping Centre. Also a stall in North Haven.