Cancer Council Victoria is appealing
to schools around the state to turn yellow and participate in Daffodil Day this
year, Friday 25 August.
Over 31,000 Victorians will be
diagnosed with cancer in 2017, and while cancer research has made some
extraordinary breakthroughs over the years, with treatments getting more
successful all the time, there are still some cancers with low survival rates.
Every dollar donated during Daffodil Day makes a difference to people with
cancer and their families throughout Victoria. There are tools and
resources that schools can access online from colouring-in sheets to planting
daffodil activities and instructions for DIY daffodils.
Head of Events at Cancer Council
Victoria, Megan Potter said: ‘It’s a really fun day and a good opportunity for
students to gain important skills in customer service, cash handling and
teamwork, all while contributing to an important cause. We’ve had feedback from
schools that being involved in Daffodil Day gives students and teachers a sense
of pride and commitment, knowing that they are part of something bigger.’
‘If schools were to buy one or two
boxes of merchandise, it would be a fantastic help. All money raised helps to
fund much-needed cancer research, prevention programs and support services,’ she
Ms Potter also said: ‘Encouraging
children to get involved in this iconic campaign is a fantastic opportunity to
build relationships with the local community and to show support to those
affected by cancer.’
Teachers are also encouraged to
explain to their classes what Daffodil Day is all about. Introducing the work
of Cancer Council to students will help them understand the impact of cancer
and why the work in cancer research, prevention and support is so important.
For more information, resources,
merchandise or to get involved, please visit http://www.daffodilday.com.au/ or call 1300 65