What is it like to hear ‘you have cancer’?

Wednesday 18 June, 2008

So many of us know what it's like to hear the words ‘you have cancer.' In fact, this year more than 24,000 Victorians will find out how those three small words can change a life.

To celebrate Daffodil Day's 15th year, The Cancer Council Victoria is calling on people living in Victoria to share their cancer stories and provide hope to those affected by cancer.

Deb Stringer, Community Relations and Fundraising Director, said people are often comforted by learning that others have experienced a similar journey.

"We're hoping to hear from people who have had cancer or are currently facing cancer, and also from people who have cared, or are caring, for a loved one with the disease," she said.

"Daffodil Day is coming up on Friday 22 August and it's all about hope - hope that one day we'll win the fight. It's the real stories, stories that we hear every day while working in this organisation, which we believe will motivate and inspire all of us to continue the fight.

"Daffodil Day helps to raise funds for the Cancer Council's life-saving cancer research, programs that educate Victorians on the steps they can take to reduce their cancer risk and support services for people affected by cancer.

"Anyone wishing to support Daffodil Day can submit their cancer story on the Cancer Council's website or call 1300 65 65 85 with any questions," she said.

Daffodil Day has played an important role in raising funds and awareness for the cancer cause for the past 15 years.

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