DAFFODIL Day like most things looked a little different this year, but the team at Salamander Village Florist are set to break a record with their daffodil sales.
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It was a sea of golden petals bringing hope to all, and plenty of locals stopped by to make sure that their donation would go to the cause.
Owner Wendy Martin told News Of The Area, “This is the fourteenth year that we have done Daffodil Day and nearly everyone who comes in has been touched by cancer in some way.”
This year despite the economic climate Wendy has committed to donate the entire $5 per bunch to the Cancer Council.
The team are well on their way to breaking their previous sales record for the event and anticipate 240 daffodil sales meaning Bay locals have dug deep to support the initiative which Wendy runs in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Salamander Bay.
The Daffodil Day Appeal is Cancer Council’s most iconic and much-loved fundraising campaign.
It is a day for Australians to come together and donate to help stop cancer.
The event funds research which is vital to saving lives and finding less harsh cancer treatments.
The Money raised this Daffodil Day Appeal will help fund some of the brightest researchers in the country who are dedicated to discovering the next cancer breakthroughs.
For example $100 raised can pay for the collection, storage and analysis of DNA to use in our studies into how we can better prevent cancer.
Where $500 raised Supports a clinical trial of new cancer treatments, giving hope to cancer patients and maybe even saving lives.
Without clinical trials and your support, new cancer treatments would not be available to patients who need them most.
The daffodil is recognised internationally as the symbol of hope for all people affected by cancer.
The Cancer Council chose it as the emblem as the bright yellow colouring heralds the return of spring, representing new life and growth.
To the Cancer Council, and those affected by cancer, the daffodil represents hope for a cancer free future.
This year, the Daffodil Day Appeal aims to raise more than $2 million for life-saving cancer research.
By Marian SAMPSON