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Look out for local street appeals on
Friday August 30.
In Ross, Hari Hari, Whataroa, Franz Josef
and Hokitika there will be street collectors,
sales of raffles, baking and daffodils.
Hokitika New World will also have a raffles
and a baking table.
In Greymouth look out for street
collectors around town as well as in both
supermarkets and at The Warehouse.
ANZ Greymouth will be holding a bake
sale outside the bank from 10am
Support your local
collectors this Friday
Friday August 29, 2014
GREYMOUTH SHOWCASE JEWELLERS
88 MACKAY STREET, GREYMOUTH,
PHONE (03) 768 6949
What is daffodil day?
Daffodil Day, the Cancer Society’s annual flagship event, is one of the
most important fundraising and awareness campaigns in the country. The
campaign lasts a month, always in August, and culminates in the street
collection on the last Friday.
Since 1990, the iconic event has inspired people from across the country
to come together and support the Society’s work. As well as providing an
opportunity to raise awareness of the impact of cancer in New Zealand,
Daffodil Day is the main funding source for the Cancer Society, raising
between $4.5 and $5 million each year.
The Cancer Society is the largest funder of cancer research
after the government. For many years the Society has been
funding world class New Zealand cancer research projects
into the causes and treatments of cancer.
The Cancer Society also demonstrates its commitment to
investing in quality social and behavioural cancer research
through its support of the Cancer Society Social and
Behavioural Research Unit in the Department of Preventive
and Social Medicine at the University of Otago.
The research unit works across all health promotion areas to
build up and
maintain the evidence base, evaluate health promotion
programmes and support postgraduate students into the
field. It also works with cancer survivors to develop a body of
evidence on psycho-social-spiritual support needs.
The latest cancer statistics tell us that around 21,000 people are diagnosed
and around 9000 people die from cancer each year. However, it is heartening
to see that survival rates are improving.
The most commonly diagnosed cancer is prostate cancer. Colorectal and
breast cancer are the next most commonly diagnosed cancers.
The leading cause of cancer-related death is lung cancer followed by
In a word – volunteers! Every year the last Friday in August must be the largest assembly of volunteers in New Zealand as 8,000 people are on the
streets to collect donations, connect with their community and have some fun, all in the name of the Cancer Society. Prior to the big day thousands
of volunteers have already spent thousands of hours selling fresh daffodils into local businesses and corporate organisations, packing boxes of fabric
daffodils, organising rosters, delivering donation boxes and working with schools on their fundraising efforts.
Daffodil Day would not work without our volunteers and they support us all year round too. Our volunteers dedicate thousands of hours to support
the work of the Cancer Society.
What makes Daffodil Day tick ?
The impact of cancer in New Zealand
Each year around 21,000 people are diagnosed with cancer, and around 9,000 people
The most commonly diagnosed cancer is prostate cancer with around 3,300 men
diagnosed. Colorectal, breast and melanoma cancer are the next most commonly
The leading cause of cancer related deaths is due to lung cancer with around 1,600
deaths. Second is colorectal cancer causing over 1,200 deaths.
People who are diagnosed with cancer:
By the age of 80 around 40 people, out of every 100 New Zealanders, will be diagnosed
with cancer. Of these 14 will be prostate cancer, 10 will be breast cancer, five will be
colorectal cancer, four will be melanoma and four lung cancer. The remaining three will
be spread across other types. Most of these people will survive their cancer diagnosis
and die of something else. The majority of people diagnosed with cancer are older than
50 years. Increasing age and tobacco use are still the main risk factors for most cancer
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