Cancer Council SA is urging South Australians to support the Daffodil Day Appeal this August and help fund life-saving cancer research.
The Daffodil Day Appeal will take place throughout August, culminating in Daffodil Day on Friday 28 August 2020.
In 2020 Daffodil Day celebrates 34 years of turning Australia yellow, with Cancer Council aiming to raise $2 million nationally for cancer research through online donations.
Cancer Council and its research partners direct almost $60 million annually to research grants for vital research projects across Australia, making the organisation the largest not-for-profit funder of cancer research in Australia.
In South Australia, Cancer Council SA partners with SA Health, SAHMRI and the SA Universities to fund Cancer Council’s Beat Cancer Project, a unique collaboration which funds the states best and brightest cancer researchers to work toward the next cancer breakthrough.
Thanks to investment in research over many years, significant advancements have been made in cancer prevention, screening and treatment—helping to increase survival rates from 49 per cent in the 1980s to 69 per cent today.
Cancer Council SA Chief Executive Lincoln Size said every day, even throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, 28 South Australians are diagnosed with cancer, which is why Cancer Council’s vital work in cancer research must continue.
“Despite advances made in research and improving survival rates for many cancers, we know that 28 South Australians are diagnosed with cancer every day. We also know that less funding will be available for research due to the current climate, which is why it’s more important than ever before to ensure we support the work of our researchers.”
“We rely on the generosity of community donations to help us fund this work. Money raised this year will provide more than hope to people affected by cancer, it will fund vital cancer research that is saving lives every day.”
This year in South Australia you can support Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day Appeal in the following ways:
- Grab your fresh Daffodils from our CBD locations, including Rundle Mall and Gawler Place on Daffodil Day on Friday 28 August;
- If you can’t make it into the city on Daffodil Day you can make a donation online or buy a virtual daffodil any time throughout August; or
- Head into your local Foodland store from Friday 14 August and buy a daffodil dedication to add to the in-store Daffodil Day display.
For more information visit the Daffodil Day website or call 1300 65 65 85.