Daffodil Day fast approaching, Cancer Council Victoria is hoping workplaces and
businesses around the state will order and sell merchandise to their colleagues
and customers to help those affected by cancer.
87 Victorians will be diagnosed with cancer and while great progress has been
made across the cancer landscape over many years, there are still some cancers
that have low survival rates.
Cancer Councils’ flagship fundraiser, the success of Daffodil Day is built on
the hard work and commitment of the whole community coming together, year after
year, to raise funds for the fight against cancer.
As well as
workplaces selling Daffodil Day merchandise, around 1,500 volunteers will run 320
street stalls across Victoria on Friday 25 August. Cancer Council Victoria hope
to raise $1million and local involvement will be vital in reaching the target.
Fundraising at Cancer Council Victoria, Andrew Buchanan said: “We are
overwhelmed by the response from volunteers this year: over 300 sites will be
manned on the day and we are just thrilled.”
“We are now
appealing to workplaces and businesses around Victoria to get involved and buy
some merchandise. You can buy pins, pens and our mascot bear Dougal, which can
then be sold to your customers or friends at work; it is a real contribution to
those affected by cancer.”
Mr Buchanan also said this time of year is an
opportunity for employers and employees to boost awareness of behaviours that can increase cancer risk. It is estimated that by 2030, 41,000 people will be diagnosed with
cancer in Victoria.
third of cancers can be prevented through lifestyle choices, such as staying
out of the sun, eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, limiting alcohol,
quitting smoking, and participating in recommended cancer screening programs. We
spend much of our time in work so it’s important we look at what habits we have
formed and change them if necessary.”
somebody who has been affected by cancer. As a not-for-profit we rely heavily on the generosity of supporters to help
us continue our work; it’s genuinely heart-warming to see
the enthusiasm and good-will from the community on Daffodil Day.”
raised through Daffodil Day enable life-saving research, prevention programs to
reduce cancer risk and support services for people affected by cancer.
To buy merchandise
or to find out more, visit www.daffodilday.com.au or phone 1300 65