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Daffodil Day celebrates 30 years on Friday, 26th August

Cancer Council NSW encourages people to wear a pin this Daffodil Day to support someone they know. Daffodil Day, a national day of hope, takes place on Friday, 26 August this year. Locals are encouraged to wear a daffodil pin to show support for someone they know who has been affected by cancer. This year marks 30 years of Daffodil Day in NSW. As the largest national fundraising event in the southern hemisphere, this year Cancer Council hopes to raise $2.6 million in NSW. Since its inception, Daffodil Day has raised over $133 million for life-saving cancer research, support services and prevention programs. This year’s theme is “For Someone I Know” – by showing support for someone you know, you can help beat cancer and create a better future for all. In addition to buying and wearing a daffodil pin, you can support someone you know in the following ways: • Sign up to volunteer I your local area on Friday 26th August • Purchase merchandise online, at select shops or at stalls on Daffodil Day • Donate online • Buy fuel from Coles Express on Daffodil Day* • Text HOPE to 1999 8877 to donate $5/sms and dedicate a virtual daffodil to someone you know** Across Northern NSW, it is predicted that in 2016, 2,551 people will be diagnosed with cancer[1]. By supporting Cancer Council this Daffodil Day, people will be helping to beat cancer by funding vital cancer research, support services and prevention and advocacy programs. For more information on how to get involved phone your local Daffodil Day Coordinator on 6639 1393 or email | visit: