Climb on board the fundraising effort this Daffodil Day.
Climb on board the fundraising effort this Daffodil Day. Graeme Wilson

Getting on track to help fight cancer on Daffodil Day

Friday, August 23 is Daffodil Day, the Cancer Council's iconic fundraising event to secure vital funds to support cancer research.

Are you in a position to help give more than just hope this Daffodil Day?

Cancer Council spokeswoman Chris McMillan said research was the key to unlocking the answers to a cancer-free future.

"Thanks to investment in research, amazing advancements have been made in cancer prevention, screening and treatment-helping to increase survival rates from 49 per cent in the 1980s to 69 per cent today," Ms McMillan said.

However, there is still more work to be done.

"When you donate online or visit a donation point near year you this Daffodil Day, you will not only be giving the gift of hope, you will also be funding vital cancer research that has the potential to save countless Australian lives," Ms McMillan said.

You can find a Daffodil Day donation point near you or donate online throughout August to the Daffodil Day Appeal by visiting daffodilday.com.au or by phoning 1300 65 65 85.

This year the Daffodil Day Appeal aims to raise more than $4 million.

With one in two Australians diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85, this is a cause that affects us all.


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