Cancer Council Victoria is calling on the generosity of local residents to purchase fresh daffodils, a pin, a pen or a bear this Daffodil Day, Friday 22 August.
By brightening up your day with a splash of yellow, you will show you care about beating cancer and will support the 80 Victorians diagnosed with the disease each year.
This year’s new range includes the best-selling enamel pin ($5), daffodil pens ($6), the cute and collectable ‘fitness’ Dougal Bear ($10) and of course bunches of fresh daffodils.
More than 20,000 daffodils, the international symbol of hope for everyone living with cancer, will be sold in Victoria alone.
This year’s bloom of daffodils will be available at 300 street stalls on Daffodil Day manned by more than 2000 volunteers. You’ll find Daffodil Day sites near your local shopping area, train and bus stations and other major locations.
Cancer Council spokesperson Lisa Kastaniotis said it’s thanks to generous Victorians that the Cancer Council is able to continue its work in cancer research, support and prevention.
“Victorians are wonderful supporters of Daffodil Day and local involvement is integral to help us reach our $1.65 million target.
“Getting involved is easy! You can purchase an item from the Daffodil Day range at selected outlets during August**, and on Daffodil Day itself, Friday 22nd August,” Ms Kastaniotis said.
“You can help us work towards better treatments, hope for more survivors, and a cancer-free future by buying yellow this Daffodil Day.”
Merchandise is also available now at Coles Supermarkets, including limited edition environment bags, fresh cut daffodils and fresh, potted daffodils.
Coles Express and Coles Supermarkets are Cancer Council’s national supporters, and have been pin partners for Daffodil Day for 19 years. Funds raised through Coles and Coles Express will be directed to Cancer Council’s support services in local communities across Australia.
For the first time, you can find your nearest Daffodil Day merchandise location using an interactive map on the Daffodil Day website. Click here for pin locations.
Want to do more? To volunteer, donate or help out on the day simply call us on 1300 65 65 85 or visit www.daffodilday.com.au to get started. You can also find us on www.facebook.com/daffodildayaustralia