01 August 2018
This Daffodil Day Friday, 24 August Cancer Council is calling on all Australians to fund vital cancer research by dedicating a virtual daffodil to someone they love.
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.
Cancer Council SA Chief Executive Lincoln Size said that through the new initiative, Dedicate a Daffodil, Australians can show their support for people impacted by cancer today and give hope for a cancer free future.
“Cancer Council works across every aspect of cancer, but we rely on the generosity of community donations to fund our work.
“By dedicating a daffodil, you can show your support to those who are currently facing a cancer diagnosis and also make a commitment to fund vital cancer research that could one day save the life of someone you love.
“With one in two Australians diagnosed with cancer by the time they are 85, everyone is touched by cancer in some way in their lifetime.
“Dedicating a daffodil is your chance to donate to cutting-edge, life-saving research to give all Australians hope for a cancer free future,” Mr Size said.
Dedicating a virtual daffodil is easy;
- Go online at dedicateadaffodil.daffodilday.com.au/dedicate/ and make a donation to receive your virtual daffodil.
- Fill in your details and the details of the person receiving the virtual daffodil.
- Click send! Your loved one will receive their virtual daffodil via email with your personalised message.
- You will also receive a copy of your virtual daffodil dedication.
Cancer Council’s iconic fundraising event, Daffodil Day, will take place this year on Friday 24 August to raise funds for life-saving cancer research.
Cancer Council spends more than $20 million on world-class cancer research projects annually, making the organisation the largest not-for-profit funder of cancer research in Australia.
For more information on Daffodil Day or to get involved, visit www.daffodilday.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.