29 July 2014
Today, and every day, 25 South Australians will be diagnosed with cancer. But every day, every one of us can do something to bring the defeat of cancer closer.
This Daffodil Day (Friday August 22), Cancer Council SA is asking all South Australians to join the fight against cancer simply by wearing a Cancer Council pin proudly as a symbol of support.
Every Cancer Council pin sold and every donation goes towards creating breakthroughs and providing support, ensuring that people with cancer spend more time with their families, generating the hope they urgently need.
Cancer Council SA, Chief Executive, Professor Brenda Wilson said that by wearing a pin, you are showing your support for those affected by cancer and for a cancer free future.
“In the course of their lifetime, one in two South Australians will be diagnosed with cancer,” Professor Wilson says.
“So whether it’s through family or friends - or through personal experience - we all have a story about how cancer has affected us.
“We believe that together we will beat cancer and Daffodil Day is our chance to come together and show our united effort in the fight against cancer.”
All donations on Daffodil Day will continue to provide support services, like Cancer Council 13 11 20, which this month alone will take more than 550 calls from South Australians impacted by cancer and more than 7000 calls annually.
Funds will also help to support Cancer Council’s cancer prevention programs to help people reduce their own cancer risk, and vital cancer research within South Australia. Your support helps to fund the Cancer Council Beat Cancer Project, which has more than 50 research teams working directly to beat cancer.
Getting involved on Daffodil Day is easy, Professor Wilson added.
“We are asking everyone who cares about beating cancer to wear a Cancer Council pin on Daffodil Day and these will be available at sites located throughout the state.
“It is vital that we continue to raise funds; the survival rate for many common cancers has increased by 30 per cent in the past two decades, so we are excited about the breakthroughs against cancer that the future may hold.
“We won’t give up until all forms of cancer are defeated.”
You can show you care about beating cancer right now by making a donation at www.daffodilday.com.au or by picking up a Cancer Council pin and wearing it proudly on Daffodil Day, Friday August 22.
Businesses can also get involved by holding Daffodil Day merchandise stalls in their offices.
Look out for over 700 Cancer Council SA volunteers at more than 120 Daffodil Day stalls across the state. Show your support for our passionate cancer champions out there on Cancer Council Daffodil Day sites, ‘rain, hail or shine’, who are committed to the defeat of cancer.
You can also donate by visiting daffodilday.com.au or phone 1300 65 65 85.