15 July 2019
Cancer Council SA is calling on South Australians to volunteer this Daffodil Day Appeal and raise vital funds to support South Australian cancer research.
The Daffodil Day Appeal will take place throughout August, culminating in Daffodil Day on Friday 23 August 2019.
Cancer Council SA will have 140 sites across the state, aiming to raise $325,000 to support South Australian cancer researchers, with volunteers still needed at a number of locations.
Daffodil Day Project Manager Angelina Baron says that volunteers are vital to the success of the event.
“Our volunteers are the backbone of Daffodil Day and play such an important role. There are a number of volunteer positions available across the state and a range of roles, including site coordinators, site volunteers and street collectors,” she said.
“All the money raised through Daffodil Day will go towards funding cancer research, so it really is a fantastic day to get involved and makes a huge difference to the lives of all those impacted by cancer,” she said.
Thanks to investment in research over many years, amazing advancements have been made in cancer prevention, screening and treatment - helping to increase survival rates from 49% in the 1980s to 69% today.
In South Australia, Cancer Council SA partners with the State Government, SAHMRI and the Universities to fund Cancer Council’s Beat Cancer Project, the single biggest source of research funding in the state outside of the Federal Government.
Cancer Council SA Chief Executive Lincoln Size urged South Australians to get involved and raise funds to support all those in the community impacted by cancer.
“By supporting the Daffodil Day Appeal, you will help us invest in cutting-edge, life-saving research to give Australians hope for a cancer free future,” Mr Size said.
“We want to encourage everyone to get involved this Daffodil Day, with the knowledge that your involvement will give hope to everyone affected by cancer.”
If you are interested in volunteering your time this Daffodil Day Appeal visit www.cancersa.org.au/get-involved/volunteer/event-volunteers-opportunities