Daffodil Day, Cancer Council’s most well-known fundraising campaign, is a day of hope. A day for Australians to show their support for people who have been affected by cancer.
The iconic campaign, which has been running for more than 30 years, will look a little different this year, due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19. However, the need to stop cancer has not changed. This Daffodil Day Appeal, Cancer Council aims to raise more than $2 million for lifesaving cancer research.
Queenslanders can get involved by donating online or fundraising and ‘shaking’ a virtual tin. The official day is on Friday 28 August, but supporters are encouraged to participate throughout the whole month.
All funds raised will go towards equipping researchers with chemicals and lab equipment, vital research into immunotherapy treatments, salaries for our Lab Assistants and ground-breaking research into new and better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancers.
You can get involved in several ways this year: either by donating online, by hosting a yellow-themed event such as a quiz night, talent show, afternoon tea or dinner party, decorating your community yellow, or holding a ‘dress yellow’ day at work or school.
Please ensure all fundraising events follow government restrictions and advice to keep you and your supporters safe. These events can also be hosted online via Zoom, Skype or social media.
Cancer Council is urging Queenslanders to take to social media, lean on their networks and shake their virtual tins. With one in two Australians diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85, this is a cause that affects everyone.
Your efforts and generosity will help fund ground-breaking cancer research, which will bring us closer to a cancer free future.