Please keep the Cancer Society and Daffodil Day in mind for your mid-late August planning.
Daffodil Day is New Zealand’s largest street appeal. Its goal is to unite New Zealanders to help beat cancer and, by raising much needed funds, ensure the Cancer Society can continue to support vital cancer research and provide practical help, care and comfort thought out the country.
This is the Cancer Society’s biggest communication event in 2018, and we thank you in advance for your help in spreading hope for the 1 in 3 kiwis affected by cancer, their whānau and friends.
“Across New Zealand the Cancer Society is out every day of the year helping people who are affected by all types of cancer,” says Mike Kernaghan, the Cancer Society of New Zealand CEO.
“We offer practical and emotional support to people when they are at their most vulnerable. Behind laboratory doors our researchers are working on new drugs and treatments. And our teams across the country are working tirelessly with communities to raise awareness and help prevent future cancers. We can only do all this, and more, thanks to the money collected on Daffodil Day – every dollar collected by our 12,000 volunteers is used to help New Zealand and New Zealanders beat cancer.”
1 in 3 kiwis will be affected by cancer
The Cancer Society provides accommodation close to all major hospitals in New Zealand. In 2017 it provided over 49,000 bed nights.
Daffodil Day donations help pay for a wide variety of services including petrol for volunteer driving services.
Last year over 4,700 patients were driven to and from their treatment, by 1,145 volunteer drivers covering over 1,151,998 kilometres.
People can donate:
By donating to street collectors on Friday 31 August
At any ANZ branch
Online at daffodilday.org.nz