The daffodil will once again provide a symbol of hope for
all affected by cancer this Daffodil Day, Friday 22 August.
The daffodil was chosen because of its reputation as a
hardy annual flower; pushing its way through the frozen earth after a long
winter to herald the return of spring, new life, vitality and growth. As one of
the first flowers of spring, the daffodil symbolises rebirth and new
beginnings. To Cancer Council, and many affected by cancer, the daffodil
represents hope for a cancer-free future.
More than 20,000 daffodils are expected to be sold in
Victoria alone this Daffodil Day, spreading hope and a splash of colour across the
state before spring arrives.
To mark Daffodil Day, Victorians are encouraged to show
they care about beating cancer by wearing a Cancer Council pin to support the
80 Victorians diagnosed every day.
Cancer Council Victoria spokesperson Barbara Charan said
it’s never been easier to get involved with Daffodil Day and to make a real
difference by spreading hope.
“You can purchase items from the new
range at 300 street stalls this Daffodil Day or selected outlets during
“By donating to Cancer Council and
wearing a daffodil pin, you’re helping fund vital cancer research, prevention
programs and support services. Together, we can reach our $1.65 million target,
but we need your help!”
This year’s new Daffodil Day 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.
Merchandise is also available now at Coles Supermarkets, including limited
edition environment bags, fresh cut daffodils and fresh, potted daffodils.
Want to do more? To volunteer or
donate simply call us on 1300 65 65 85 or visit www.daffodilday.com.au. You can also
find us on www.facebook.com/daffodildayaustralia
**National supporting outlets include: Coles and Coles
Express, Rockmans, BeMe, Thomas Sabo, and selected newsagents through Gordon