Cancer Council’s iconic fundraising event, Daffodil Day, will take place on Friday August 24 to raise 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.
This year the event celebrates 32 years, with Cancer Council aiming to raise over $1 million for cancer research in NSW alone.
Each year, Cancer Council NSW invests over $15 million on world-class cancer research projects annually, making the organisation one of the largest not-for-profit funders of cancer research in Australia.
Community relations coordinator for Cancer Council’s Lower Mid Coast NSW region, Katie Mead said that 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 around 130 people across NSW are still diagnosed with cancer every day. Support for Daffodil Day ensures that we're investing in cutting-edge, life-saving research to improve cancer outcomes now, and for future generations,” Ms Mead said.
“Cancer Council works across every aspect of cancer, but we rely on the generosity of Gloucester 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.”
Dedicate a daffodil to someone you love this Daffodil Day at the stall held at 38 Church Street, Gloucester out front of Bowe & Lidbury Agents or visit www.daffodilday.com.au/dedicate.
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