Daffodil Day will be held this year on Friday, 26 August. It is a day for all of us to show our support for people in our community who have been personally affected by cancer.
Over 2.8 million Australians have been diagnosed with cancer since 1986, when the first Daffodil Day event was held. There are many different types of cancer which can affect all parts of your body.
Oral cancer accounts for between 3 to 4 percent of all cancers that are diagnosed. On average, 7 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed in Australia each day.
In 2016, Cancer Council are calling on all Australians to contribute on Daffodil Day to help fund cancer research, prevention programs and patient support services for people impacted by cancer.
For this year’s event, organisers are calling on Australians to dedicate a daffodil to a loved one.
Cancer Council Australia CEO, Prof. Sanchia Aranda, hopes this dedication can provide a more personal way for Australians to reflect on and support Daffodil Day. She would like all of us to recognise the everyday Australians that give the event its meaning.
Specially selected dedications will be on display at bright yellow pop-up stands across the country on Friday. You can dedicate a fresh daffodil or wear a pin for someone you care about.
But just in case you can’t drop by, you can still help – on your smart phone.
In a new initiative, Cancer Council has made donating as easy as sending a text message. In fact, that’s all you have to do – text “HOPE” to 1999 8877 and you have made a $5/SMS donation to help Cancer Council reach their fundraising goal of $9 million. You can also donate online at www.daffodilday.com.au
We can all wear a Daffodil pin to honour someone who has been affected by cancer, and to show we care.
To show your support, simply click the link below, or pop into our clinic on Friday with a gold coin donation for a fresh daffodil.
Happy Daffodil Day from the team at TC Dental Group!