Give a bunch of hope this Daffodil Day

Good cause: Everyone’s favourite collectable bear, Dougal, has unveiled his new profession as a policeman just in time for Daffodil Day. Photo: Sophie Elliott.

Good cause: Everyone’s favourite collectable bear, Dougal, has unveiled his new profession as a policeman just in time for Daffodil Day. Photo: Sophie Elliott.

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A mum, an uncle, a daughter, a dad. Your cousin, colleague or your best friend.

Maybe, even you.

Cancer has touched the lives of millions of Australians.

Whether you are living with cancer or supporting someone you know or love on their cancer journey, the importance of working towards a cancer-free future cannot be overstated.

On Friday, August 24, Cancer Council is urging West Australians to show their support for Daffodil Day by making a donation to help save a life.

This year the iconic fundraising event celebrates 25 years in WA and 32 years in Australia.

Over the past 20 years, more than 61,000 Australian lives have been saved by improvements in cancer prevention, screening and treatment as a result of cancer research.

With continued community support, many more lives will be saved.

Investing more than $20 million on world-class cancer research projects annually, Cancer Council is one of the largest not-for-profit fundraisers for cancer research in Australia.

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This year Cancer Council aims to raise more than $4 million for cancer research by recruiting around 8100 volunteers to staff around 1300 sites on Daffodil Day.

Cancer Council WA chief executive officer Ashley Reid said that while cancer research has made some extraordinary breakthroughs over the years, with treatments improving all the time, there are still cancers with low survival rates and limited treatment options.

“Despite advances made in research and improving survival rates for many cancers, we know that 350 Australians are still diagnosed with cancer every day,” he said.

“Support for Daffodil Day ensures that we’re investing in cutting-edge, life-saving research happening right here in WA to give all Australians hope for a cancer-free future. Cancer Council works across every aspect of cancer, but we rely on the generosity of community donations to fund our work.”

We want to encourage everyone to get involved this Daffodil Day

Ashley Reid

“We want to encourage everyone to get involved this Daffodil Day, while knowing that their involvement could save the life of someone they love.”

There are many ways to support Daffodil Day; buy merchandise at one of the many sites across WA on Friday, August 24, donate online, or dedicate a daffodil online to someone you love.

Go to daffodilday.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.