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If you’ve been past the Cape Byron lighthouse after dark this week you will have noticed that it has been glowing a luminous shade of yellow. It’s not an art project or even a pre-election stunt, it’s a reminder that the Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day is on again this Friday.

Daffodil Day has been helping cancer research for a quarter of a century and 2012 marks the second year of the Cape Byron lighthouse being turned yellow as a symbol of hope.

Daffodil Day raises approximately $9 million in income each year and contributes around 20 per cent of Cancer Council funds raised from national events.

Funds raised go towards cancer research, prevention campaigns and support services such as the Helpline on 131 120.

So far this year, $2.7 million dollars has been raised and with less than two weeks remaining, the Cancer Council is encouraging people to get involved with Daffodil Day by selling or buying merchandise, volunteering in our street appeal or making a donation to raise funds to beat cancer.

To give you an idea what your money can do: $5 can help give a newly diagnosed cancer patient important support and information resources; $100 will help fund research into ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

From Grafton to Tweed to Tenterfield more than 300 volunteers will be supporting Daffodil Day across the far north coast at more than 50 sites on Friday selling merchandise and fresh flowers.


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