09 August 2017
On Friday 25 August (and in the days leading up) you may notice the kind and unassuming faces of some true heroes out and about. Across South Australia, scores of people of all ages and walks of life will be volunteering for Daffodil Day by selling iconic pins, pens and fresh flowers, as well as taking much-needed donations.
Every one of our volunteers is helping to save lives simply by giving up a little of their time –they’re absolute superstars!
Would you join us for Daffodil Day for an inspiring volunteering experience?
Among our heroes are the dynamic duo of husband and wife team, Peter and Fran Tann.
Peter speaks openly of the challenges they have faced, with Fran being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997 and again in 2004, before he received a diagnosis of prostate cancer in 2012.
Each diagnosis has served as a stark reminder of the importance of early detection, given that all three were picked up through screening and GP checks. Both times for Fran, the cancer was detected early, but the second time it was more aggressive. For Peter, the prostate cancer was found early, but it was also aggressive. They’ve faced immeasurable trials during their cancer journeys, with Peter citing the most confronting as seeing Fran go through chemo.
Thankfully, the Tanns have been surrounded by supportive friends and family, but they always knew that they could turn to Cancer Council SA at any time. Their way of giving back to others is by volunteering together at numerous Cancer Council events and becoming Ambassadors to spread awareness, particularly of the importance of screening.
Peter and Fran will be out in full force on Daffodil Day. We say an enormous thank you to them both for helping to create a cancer free future for other families, just as we thank every one of our amazing volunteers flooding the streets with yellow in August.