Show your school’s spirit this Daffodil Day

Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Cancer Council Victoria is encouraging schools across Victoria to show they care about beating cancer this Daffodil Day, Friday 22 August, by registering to raise funds and awareness.

Schools can register to receive a free fundraising starter kit, including merchandise such as pens, pins, key rings and wristbands, to hand out in return for a gold coin donation.

Getting involved is easy, fun and a great way for students and the school community to participate in fundraising for vital cancer research, support services and key prevention initiatives, such as SunSmart. Funds raised help support the 80 Victorians who are told they have cancer every day.

Schools can also register to receive a Dress Yellow for Daffodil Day kit or can order free resources including lesson plans.

Cancer Council Victoria spokeswoman Lisa Kastaniotis said raising awareness is an important part of fundraising.

"Introducing Daffodil Day in the classroom will help students understand why and how they are contributing to the fight against cancer. With support from schools, individuals and the community we can all make a difference," she said.

"Whether you dress yellow, make yellow or sell yellow, every dollar raised goes a long way to helping us defeat cancer. From 1987-2012 five-year cancer survival increased from 47 percent to 66 percent thanks to improved prevention, detection and treatment. However, with 30,000 Victorians expected to be diagnosed with cancer this year alone, there's still a lot more to do."

Show you care today. Register your school, order a merchandise box or donate by visiting www.daffodilday.com.au or phone 1300 65 65 85.

Updated: 16 Jul, 2014