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Daffodil Day history
Daffodil Day began in Australia in 1986. It is now the largest merchandise based fundraising event of its kind for cancer research, education and patient support in the Southern Hemisphere.
In 2006, Daffodil Day raised $2.9 million in NSW and more than $7 million nationally. There are over 600 sites across the state with in excess of 4,000 volunteers and Team Leaders.
Since Daffodil Day began in Australia 20 years ago The Cancer Council NSW has spent more than $78 million funding quality research into cancer prevention earlier diagnosis and treatment.
Through advances in treatment and detection people with cancer today are 28% more likely to survive past 5 years than 20 years ago when daffodil Day began.
More than 60% of all cancer cases in NSW are now successfully treated.
In 2007, The cancer Council will spend $11 million on research, including interstate and international collaborations.
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Daffodil Day is one of Australia’s best known fundraising events, and is vital in raising funds to help support Cancer Council's research, prevention and support services for patients and their families. It’s a day for all of us to give hope for a brighter, cancer-free future for ourselves, and for those we love.
This year Daffodil Day aims to raise over $9.5 million to fund the cancer control initiatives, patient support and research services of Cancer Council's eight state and territory member organisations
More than 10,000 volunteers are expected to staff over 1,200 Daffodil Day sites across Australia