Cancer Council NSW is calling on communities across the far north coast to volunteer time, dig deep and donate, or help by selling merchandise on Daffodil Day, Friday 24 August.
Kellie Pinkerton from Cancer Council NSW Far North Coast office said this year more than 350 volunteers are needed for Daffodil Day events in the far north coast region.
Local resident and Daffodil Day volunteer Julie Carter knows too well that cancer is a disease that doesn’t discriminate. Julie has been volunteering for Daffodil Day for 12 years, 2012 with being her thirteenth year.
‘I joined the efforts of the Cancer Council after a member of my family was touched by cancer,’ she said.
‘I love being out and about on Daffodil Day and meeting different people and listening to their stories. I love working in a team and knowing that we are spreading hope to people touched by cancer and raising awareness about cancer. I believe that together everyone achieves more.’
In our region alone, around 1,935 people will be diagnosed with cancer this year.
Cancer Council has a national fundraising target of $9.2 million towards cancer research, education and support.
There are more than 60 local sites requiring volunteers. Hours are flexible and shifts can be in the morning, afternoon or within school hours.