Hope for the one in three New Zealanders affected by cancer
Held on the last Friday of August, Daffodil Day has become one of New Zealand's most recognisable campaigns. As well as raising cancer awareness, Daffodil Day is a major source of funding for the Cancer Society. The annual flagship appeal runs for the month of August and involves thousands of volunteers and many events across the country, culminating on Daffodil Day on the last Friday of August.
Daffodil Day 2018 will be held on Friday 31 August.
The daffodil is one of the first flowers of spring, whose bright yellow blooms remind us of the joys the new season will bring. It represents the hope there is for the one in three New Zealanders affected by cancer.
Money raised from Daffodil Day stays in the region where it was donated and goes towards providing supportive care for people with cancer, their whanau and friends, funding vital cancer research and providing information and health promotion programmes on how to reduce your risk of cancer through living a smoke free, sunsmart, healthy lifestyle. Funds raised from Daffodil Day in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty also help fund the Cancer Society’s Lions Lodge which provides free accommodation, meals and support for the thousands of people who have to travel to receive cancer treatment at the Waikato Regional Cancer Centre each year.For more information on how you can help by either volunteering or holding a Daffodil Day fundraising event at your school, workplace or at home, please email or phone our Daffodil Day coordinator Robyn Crickett on 07 903 5819.