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Daffodil Day

Daffodils in Main Street, Putaruru.

Since 1990, Daffodil Day has provided an opportunity to raise awareness of cancer in New Zealand.

Donations go towards vital scientific research into the causes and treatment of all types of cancer, as well as providing a wide range of support services, for people locally.

John McCarthy, (Co-ordinator) and Lola McCormack, (Putaruru Lions Club).
Irene McIvor and Maria Douthett.

Whether it’s buying daffodils, donating to street collectors, purchasing merchandise, or making a donation, every gift counts.

ANZ promote Daffodil Day as an important cancer awareness day around the country,

“From research funded by Daffodil Day donations, we are seeing results in new breakthrough immunotherapy drugs and treatments, which are now available both in New Zealand and around the World,” commented Daniel Glover, the Cancer Society of New Zealand Communications and Marketing Manager.

“Research is crucially important, but we also provide a range of support services locally right across the country, including: information, health promotion and education programmes to reduce cancer risk, awareness campaigns and programmes” said Glover.

Now in its 27th year, Daffodil Day raises awareness of cancer and is the biggest generator of funds for the Cancer Society. The daffodil is one of the first flowers of the spring season and with its bright yellow bloom represents hope for the one in three New Zealanders affected by cancer each year.