With about 360,000 Australians currently living with cancer and a further 350 people told they have cancer every day, it's likely most people will know someone affected by the disease.
To raise vital funds for cancer research, prevention and support programs, Victorians are being urged to wear a Cancer Council daffodil pin on Friday 28th August to show support for someone they know who has been affected by cancer.
This year alone, 30,000 Victorians will be told they have cancer, which is why we're hoping to get more people involved than ever before to help beat it. Whether it's by wearing a pin, ordering Daffodil Day merchandise to sell, volunteering on the day, or donating, everyone has what it takes to help.
This Daffodil Day, Cancer Council aims to raise $2 million in Victoria to fund vital cancer research, prevention programs and support services like Cancer Council's information and support line 13 11 20.
To raise money for the charity, this year's Daffodil Day range includes the best-selling Cancer Council enamel pin ($5), daffodil pens ($6), and the cute and collectable ‘holiday' Dougal Bear ($10). You can purchase Daffodil Day goodies at your local shopping centres, train or bus stations on Friday 28 August.
Items from the Daffodil Day range can also be purchased at selected national supporting outlets from July including Coles supermarkets, Coles Express sites, HCF, Rockmans, beme, Spotlight, Anaconda, and selected newsagents through Gordon and Gotch.
Peppa Pig joins the Cancer Council team this year as an ambassador, with branded merchandise available exclusively at Coles and Coles Express.
Getting involved is easy. Register to volunteer, order a merchandise box or donate by visiting www.daffodilday.com.au or phone 1300 65 65 85.
For the social media savvy, upload a photo of yourself wearing a pin with a message of support to Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #mydaffodilpin