Western Australians are being encouraged to wear a Cancer Council daffodil pin on Daffodil Day – Friday 28th August – as a show of support for someone they know who has been affected by cancer.
About 87,000 Western Australians are currently living with cancer and this year alone, more than 11,500 Western Australians will be diagnosed with cancer, meaning very few people in our community have not been directly or indirectly impacted by a cancer diagnosis.
This year Cancer Council WA aims to raise $857,000 for Daffodil Day to continue its cancer research, patient support and prevention programs.
Channel 7 personality and Today Tonight presenter, Monika Kos, wears a pin for her parents who both died from cancer within 15 months.
“Unless something goes tragically wrong, children know their parents will die before they do. But you can never really prepare for it,” Monika said.
“Cancer Council WA is a lifeline for patients and family who’ve never been down this road before. Its website alone is full of handy information; it’s user friendly with links to many support services across Western Australia.
“Cancer Council WA is a service that’s not only there to support us through such a difficult time, but it’s also backing research for a cancer free future,” she said.
“It seems fair that we return the goodwill and support Daffodil Day.”
How to get involved
Getting involved is easy.
For the social media savvy, upload a photo of yourself wearing a pin at www.daffodilday.com.au/icare with a message of support or upload to Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #mydaffodilpin.
How donations can help:
$5 can help Cancer Council give a newly diagnosed cancer patient support and information resources for what is ahead.
$10 can help provide online support for patients and their families to learn more about their cancer risk, and what a diagnosis means, from the comfort of their own home.
$25 can provide a cancer patient with financial advice on budgeting, superannuation, insurance and debt management.
$50 can help fund a call to a cancer nurse on 13 11 20, that provides free information and support on all aspects of cancer.
$100 can help fund ground-breaking research into new and better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.