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  • Australians to support those impacted by cancer this Daffodil Day

    02 August 2017

    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, cancer-free future for all.

    This Daffodil Day, Friday 25 August 2017, Cancer Council SA is asking all South Australians to purchase a daffodil for someone they know affected by cancer.

    1 in 2 Australian men and 1 in 3 Australian women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. This year alone it is estimated that over 9,700 South Australians will be diagnosed with cancer, 3,500 of which will die from the disease.

    Cancer Council SA Chief Executive Lincoln Size said that Daffodil Day is a chance for all South Australians to help support those impacted by cancer.

    “Sadly, all of us know someone who has experienced the devastating impacts of cancer firsthand. Through Daffodil Day South Australians are able to publicly show their commitment to a cancer free future and support those currently battling the disease.

    “The money raised through Daffodil Day will fund Cancer Council SA’s vital research, support services and our public education and prevention campaigns.”

    Cancer Council SA conducts and funds world-class research, implements prevention and advocacy campaigns, and provides information and support to those affected by cancer.

    As one of the largest national fundraising events in the Southern Hemisphere, this year Cancer Council SA hopes to raise more than $450,000 locally and $5.5 million nationally on Daffodil Day.  

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    ·         Cancer Council SA Chief Executive Lincoln Size

     

    Notes to Editor:

    Cancer in South Australia

    Approximately 9,700 South Australians are diagnosed with cancer each year and more than 3,500 of these will die from the disease.

    Each day, approximately 26 South Australians are told that they have a life-threatening cancer.

    All money raised through Daffodil Day will go towards providing support to South Australians diagnosed with Cancer through services such as Cancer Council 13 11 20, which this month alone will take more than 500 calls from South Australians impacted by cancer.

    Cancer in Australia

    It is estimated that over 1.1 million Australians have either survived a diagnosis or are currently living with cancer.

    It is estimated that over 130,000 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer this year (this means over 350 Australians each day are diagnosed with cancer).

    1 in 2 Australian men and 1 in 3 Australian women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85.

    Today, 68% of people will still be alive five years after a cancer diagnosis. This is an increase of 20% since the 1980s.

    How can Australians support Cancer Council this Daffodil Day?

    ·         Buy a pin or merchandise on the day from Daffodil Day sites and stalls across Australia. 

    ·         Join the thousands of volunteers that will be selling Daffodil Day pins and merchandise on the day.

    ·         Order a merchandise box to sell Daffodil Day pins and merchandise at your workplace, school or in your community.

    ·         Donate online at www.daffodilday.com.au or by calling 1300 65 65 85

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