On behalf of Cancer Council NSW, I would like to thank the communities of Northern NSW for supporting someone they know affected by cancer by celebrating the 31st anniversary of Daffodil Day on Friday, 25 August this year.
Across Northern NSW, it is predicted that approximately 2,476 people will be diagnosed with cancer in a single year. Cancer Council NSW is committed to reducing this burden and events such as Daffodil Day are vital to this effort.
The annual community event fundraises for vital cancer research, support services and prevention and advocacy programs. This year funds raised by the Northern Rivers and Far North Coast communities will be invested into vital local services, such as providing Transport to Treatment and Emergency Financial Assistance for patients, their carers and families who have been affected by cancer.
It was great to see so many of our wonderful supporters out on the streets encouraging people to buy pins and fresh daffodils to support all people across NSW affected by cancer.
Every donation, no matter how big or small, helps Cancer Council NSW in our mission to beat cancer. As an organisation that is 96 per cent community funded, we simply couldn’t do this without the community and their support of events such as Daffodil Day.
Thank you once again to all local businesses, schools, volunteers and fundraisers for your ongoing support of Cancer Council and Daffodil Day.
Cancer Council, Northern NSW