Turn your school yellow and get involved in Daffodil Day!

Monday 24 July, 2017

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 said. 

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 65 85.