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This August, Cancer Council SA is urging South Australians to give to the Daffodil Day Appeal to fund life-saving cancer research.  

The Daffodil Day Appeal will take place throughout August, culminating in Daffodil Day on Thursday 25 August 2022.

2022 marks the thirty-six year of Daffodil Day, with all funds raised supporting vital cancer research. Cancer Council and its research partners invested more than $290 million in world-class cancer research from 2016 to 2020, making the organisation the largest independent funder of cancer research in the country.

Thanks to investment in research, amazing advancements have been made in cancer prevention, screening and treatment. Currently, around 70 per cent of Australians are likely to survive a cancer diagnosis, an increase of around 20 per cent since the 1980s.

With 31 new cases of cancer diagnosed in South Australia every day, Cancer Council SA Chief Executive Kerry Rowlands urged the South Australian community to give this Daffodil Day Appeal to fund the country’s best and brightest cancer researchers.

“More than 3,800 South Australians lose their life to cancer every year, which is more than the population of Ceduna,” she said.

“The daffodil is the international symbol of hope for everyone impacted by cancer, which is why this year we’re calling on South Australians to give hope to those impacted by cancer by supporting the Daffodil Day Appeal.”

“Every person who donates, volunteers or buys daffodils this August will help us to continue to invest in life-saving cancer research programs, giving hope for better treatments and early detection and ultimately, giving hope for a cancer free future.

This year you can support Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day Appeal in the following ways:

  • Donate via the Daffodil Day Appeal website and give to cancer research.
  • Fundraise and make a real difference.
  • Give your time and Volunteer at one of our Daffodil Day sites across the state.
  • Grab your fresh daffodils from a local Daffodil Day site near you on Daffodil Day, Thursday 25 August.

For more information about the Daffodil Day Appeal and how to get involved visit Information and interviews with local Daffodil Day fundraisers can be provided on request.

About Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day Appeal
The Daffodil Day Appeal is Cancer Council’s most iconic and much-loved fundraising campaign, raising vital funds for cancer research. It is a day of hope when Australians show their support for the people they know (or even those they don’t know) who have been impacted by cancer and give hope for a cancer free future. For more information visit

Cancer in South Australia

  • There are 31 new cases of cancer diagnosed in South Australia every day. That’s more than 11,400 cases every year, equivalent to the population of Port Adelaide.
  • Every day, 11 South Australians lose their life to cancer. That’s more than 3,800 South Australians every year, which is more than the population of Ceduna.

Cancer in Australia  

  • It’s estimated that 151,000 Australians were diagnosed with cancer in 2021 – that’s over 400 per day.
  • Almost 1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85.
  • It’s estimated that over 1 million Australians are currently living with cancer.
  • The number of new Australian cancer cases diagnosed over the period from 2020-2044 is projected to total more than 4.56 million.