This August, Cancer Council NSW is urging Australians to give to the Daffodil Day Appeal to fund life-saving cancer research.
The Daffodil Day Appeal will take place throughout August, culminating in Daffodil Day on Thursday 25 August 2022.
2022 marks thirty-six years of Daffodil Day, with all funds raised supporting vital cancer research. Cancer Council and it’s research partners invested more than $290 million in world class cancer research from 2016 to 2020, making the organisation the largest independent funder of cancer research in the country. Cancer Council NSW has invested more than $86 million to world class cancer research from 2016 to 2020.
Thanks to investment in cancer research, amazing advances have been made in cancer prevention, screening, early detection and treatment – helping to increase survival rates from 51 per cent in the late 1980’s to around 70 per cent.
With one in two Australians diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, Sarah Russell, Community Lead from Cancer Council NSW Hunter Central Coast, urged the community to give this Daffodil Day Appeal to fund the country’s best and brightest cancer researchers.
“The daffodil is the international symbol of hope for everyone impacted by cancer,” Ms Russell said.
“Cancer takes so much from all of us, which is why this year, we’re calling on Australians to give hope to those impacted by cancer by funding vital cancer research that is saving lives every day.
“Every person who donates, holds a fundraiser or buys daffodils this August will be helping us to continue investing in life-saving cancer research programs, giving hope for better treatments and early detection and ultimately, giving us hope for a cancer free future.” Sarah concluded.
This year you can support Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day Appeal in the following ways:
- Donate via the Daffodil Day Appeal website and give to cancer research.
- Fundraise and empower your community to raise vital funds that will make a real difference.
- Grab your fresh daffodils from a local Daffodil Day activation near you on Daffodil Day, Thursday 25 August.
For more information about the Daffodil Day Appeal and how to get involved visit daffodilday.com.au
About Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day Appeal:
The Daffodil Day Appeal is Cancer Council’s most iconic and much-loved fundraising campaign, raising vital funds for cancer research. It is a day of hope when Australians show their support for the people they know (or even those they don’t know) who have been impacted by cancer and give hope for a cancer free future. For more information visit, daffodilday.com.au
Cancer in NSW:
- It is estimated that in 2022 over 50,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer in NSW alone – that’s over 140 per day.
- Across NSW, it is estimated that up to 16,000 people will die in 2022 from cancer – that is around 44 people per day.
Cancer in Australia
- Almost 1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85.
- The number of new Australian cancer cases diagnosed over the period from 2020 – 2044 is projected to total more than 4.56 million.
- It is estimated around 151,000 Australians were diagnosed with cancer in 2021 – that’s over 400 per day.
By 2040, 1.9million Australians will be living with, or beyond cancer