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Help celebrate 15 years of Daffodil Day

Monday 4 August, 2008

Daffodil Day is celebrating its 15th anniversary on Friday 22 August and it's all about hope - hope that one day we'll win the fight. In August, almost 9,000 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer, so events like Daffodil Day are essential in the fight against cancer.

One person who knows what it's like to hear the words ‘you have cancer' is 12-year-old Nicolas Lopez, who was diagnosed shortly before his seventh birthday.

Nicolas has joined the thousands of Victorians supporting Daffodil Day this year, and is urging all of us to dig deep on Friday 22 August and buy fresh daffodils and merchandise items.

Daffodil Day Coordinator, Katrina Desfosses, said there was a great range of merchandise available throughout August such as enamel and diamante pins, glowing wristbands and pens, as well as a cuddly Dougal Bear.

"We are hoping to raise $1.9 million this year with all funds supporting The Cancer Council Victoria's lifesaving cancer research and education programs explaining how people can reduce their risk. Funds are also channelled into support services for people affected by cancer," Ms Desfosses said.

During the month of August, you will be able to purchase Daffodil Day merchandise by visiting any of our national supporting outlets, such as Coles, ANZ, Millers Fashion Club, Quix and Rockmans. There will also be over 350 sites throughout Victoria on Daffodil Day itself, located at train stations, shopping centres and community areas.

For more information visit www.daffodilday.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.


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