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Volunteers rally to support Daffodil Day across the ACT

News » Local Media » Volunteers rally to support Daffodil Day across the ACT

Volunteers rally to support Daffodil Day across the ACT

Posted 23 August 2017 in Local Media

Close to 250 volunteers have been recruited across the ACT to support Cancer Council’s annual Daffodil Day campaign, with this year’s national theme, ‘for someone I know’, encouraging all Australians to purchase a bunch of daffodils on Friday 25th August in support of someone they know who is or has been affected by cancer.

On Friday, there will be more than 25,200 daffodils (2,520 bunches) for sale across most shopping centres in the ACT (some major centres will have daffodils for sale from Wednesday afternoon).

Cancer Council ACT chief executive, Sandra Turner, says the annual campaign raises significant funds to allow Cancer Council ACT to continue to provide services to the local community.

“Cancer Council ACT reaches across all cancers, and in the last 12 months, we have responded to more than 600 requests for information and support, provided over 7,000 cancer-related booklets and fact sheets, and run a number of cancer-related and cancer prevention workshops throughout the ACT,” Sandra said.

“As well, we provide a pro bono referral service for eligible clients and a wig service for women undergoing chemotherapy. Cancer Council ACT also supports local cancer researchers with significant research funding every year.

“With about 1500 people in the ACT diagnosed with cancer every year, there is an increasing need for the services Cancer Council ACT provides, and by supporting our Daffodil Day campaign, the local community is helping everyone who needs our services,” she said.

“We receive wonderful support from the ACT community and the number of volunteers we have helping us throughout the week is testament to this,” said Sandra.

“Cancer affects us all. I encourage everyone to give generously this week to help us to continue to support those in our local community affected by cancer,” Sandra said.

WHO: Cancer Council ACT and many volunteers.

WHAT: Annual Daffodil Day campaign - Daffodils and Daffodil Day merchandise available across the ACT.

WHY: To raise valuable funds to continue to provide information and support to those in the ACT community affected by cancer, to continue prevention and advocacy campaigns and to fund local cancer research.

WHERE: Most shopping centres across the ACT and several larger organisations.

WHEN: Friday 25th August – biggest day (and some centres across the ACT from Monday 21st – Sunday 27th).

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Media contact:

Sandra Turner

CEO Cancer Council ACT

Mobile: 0414 695 632