Daffodil Day isn’t far away and the Cancer Society needs Hawke’s Bay people’s help for this year’s street appeal.
They need collectors across the region to help collect donations for Daffodil Day, Friday the 25th of August, and on Saturday the 26th.
If you or someone you know might be interested register online at https://daffodilday.org.nz/volunteer
Every day 71 New Zealanders are diagnosed with cancer and that number is expected to increase by 46% by 2040.
Daffodil Day has been going across New Zealand since 1990. The daffodil is considered a symbol of hope. It is traditionally the first flower of spring bringing light after cold, dark winter days and the hope of a new beginning. It has become a symbol for people experiencing the winter of cancer diagnosis and treatment, finding hope of a new life ahead.
Money from the street appeal will be used to support Cancer Society care services such as a helpline, counselling, transport and accommodation to individuals and their whanau during treatment. It also helps fund research. The Society is the largest private funder of cancer research in New Zealand with over $5.2 million spent on research in NZ each year.
For more information https://www.cancer.org.nz/
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