NOW in its thirty-third year, the Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day raises funds for life-saving and world-class cancer research.
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Started in 1986 the funds raised go directly to fund research.
As an example, $100 can pay for the collection, storage, and analysis of human DNA to better understand how to prevent cancer.
According to the Cancer Council, 145 000 Australians are diagnosed with cancer each year.
In an interview with Raymond Terrace Lions member and volunteer for the Cancer Council, Ms Judith Bee told News Of The Area, “We have raised over $1000 just in selling daffodils and merchandise.”
“It was a great result for an important cause for the Cancer Council’s fundraiser.”
“Along with Eileen, Marilyn, and Rita we sold the products at Raymond Terrace MarketPlace.”
The daffodils are a symbol of hope and that is why it was chosen by the Cancer Council as its emblem.
According to a statement issued by the Cancer Council, “The Daffodil heralds the return of spring, pushing it way through the frozen earth after a long winter, representing new life, vitality and growth.”
“To Cancer Council, and those affected by cancer, the Daffodil represents hope for a cancer free future.”
By Heather SHARP