Time to fight cancer

Tuesday 13 July, 2010

Cancer Council Victoria is hoping 4,000 Victorians will use their time to fight cancer and register to volunteer at 350 stalls across the state for Daffodil Day, Friday 27 August 2010.

Cancer Council spokesperson Deborah Stringer said Daffodil Day aims to raise $9 million nationally this year.

"If you think the one in two who gets cancer is one too many, then please volunteer for Daffodil Day," Ms Stringer said. "Raising funds is vital if we are to change the statistics."

Around 9,500 Australians will hear the words ‘you have cancer' in August alone.

"The statistics are confronting but there is reason to hope, and we are making progress. For example, the survival rate for many common cancers has increased by more than 30 per cent in the past two decades."

"Daffodil Day gives hope for a brighter, cancer-free future for ourselves, and for those we love."

All funds raised by Daffodil Day enable life-saving research, prevention programs to reduce cancer risk and support services for people affected by cancer.

"Being a not-for-profit we rely heavily on the generosity of others to help us fight cancer. We are grateful for the support shown by Victorians in the past and hope people will come out in force again this year."

A range of daffodil merchandise will be available for purchase throughout August at participating retailers across Victoria and at train stations, street stalls and shopping centres on Daffodil Day.

"So if yellow makes you happy and you think that we should all help to fight cancer, then please register as a Daffodil Day volunteer today."

Businesses can also register to display a Daffodil Day merchandise box.

Visit www.daffodilday.com.au or phone 1300 65 65 85 for more information.


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Updated: 13 Jul, 2010