Daffodil Day is on this Friday, August 25, and stalls will be held across the Mid Coast region, selling daffodils and merchandise and raising money for the Cancer Council.
This year marks 31 years of Daffodil Day in Australia. As one of the largest national fundraising events in the Southern Hemisphere, this year Cancer Council hopes to raise $2.1m in NSW.
In the Northern region alone, it is estimated that approximately 7563 people will be diagnosed with cancer in a single year. By supporting Cancer Council NSW on Daffodil Day, people are helping beat cancer by funding vital cancer research, support services, prevention programs and advocacy campaigns. This year’s theme is “For Someone I Know”.
“By supporting Daffodil Day, locals contribute to life-saving cancer research, prevention programs, support services and advocacy programs,” said Abby Wallace from Cancer Council NSW.
“Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer, with one in two Australians predicted to be diagnosed by age 85. We encourage everyone to make a difference by supporting Cancer Council,” Ms Wallace said.
Members from the Taree Quota Club will have stalls at Aldi, Taree Central, the Valley Cafe and Centrepoint Arcade from 8.30am Friday morning.
Two-time cancer survivor Joy Davey, who is a member of the Quota club and president of the Cancer Action Group, said the money raised helps fund vital work in cancer research, support services, prevention programs and advocacy campaigns. “Every dollar raised is an investment in someone’s life with cancer.
“If you are worried about your health and something does not feel right, don’t put off seeing your local doctor,” she said. “Early detection of a problem means early treatment and better survival.”
The Cancer Council said people will be able to purchase merchandise in Forster (Stocklands and Wharf Street), Tuncurry (Chemist and in Manning Street), Wingham and Gloucester.