Each year, many supporters and volunteers help to promote this special day by selling daffodils and other merchandise. It is hoped that the majority of people who walk past one of these volunteers will "dig deep" and show their support by donating and wearing a daffodil pin this Daffodil Day.
The other way members of the public can help this valuable charity is by joining the fundraising efforts. Daffodil Day merchandise is on sale online throughout July and August, but you can donate to Daffodil Day at any time by going to this website, or by calling: 1300 65 65 85.
The actual date for Daffodil Day this year is Friday, 24th August, 2018.
On this day, volunteers will line the streets of Perth's CBD and shopping centres across WA collecting much-needed funds for Cancer Council.
MORE ABOUT DAFFODIL DAY Daffodil Day raises funds for vital research and education programmes. Funds are also needed for support services for all Australians affected by cancer.
Daffodil Day is a favourite day of the year for many people. Whether you volunteer to sell Daffodil Day merchandise at work or at your school, host a yellow fundraiser, make a donation, or volunteer to join us for our street appeal - there are many ways to get involved to help!
Volunteers - without these valuable people, this event just could not happen each year! There are many ways to get involved, simply register here or call the Volunteer Coordinator on 1300 65 65 85.
ABOUT THE CANCER COUNCIL The Cancer Council are Western Australia's leading, independent, evidence-based cancer organisations and the only one fighting every cancer from every angle. Unfortunately, one in two Australians are diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. The Cancer Council is aiming to change these figures.
In WA alone, there are almost 12,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed each year, and that number is expected to rise. Currently, there are more than 89,000 West Australians living with cancer, and many of these need help.
Most years around 4,000 West Australians will die from cancer. That is 4000 too many; "too many of our fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, children, friends and colleagues".
However, the survival rate for many common cancers has increased by 30 percent over the past two decades. Although things have improved in this regard, it is still a long way to go until we can live in a world where cancer no longer affects so many people.
The Cancer Council has world-class research funding programmes, and to continue these, they always require huge funds. This is the only way we will make progress finding cures for this nasty disease.
Help to spread hope for a cancer-free future this Daffodil Day by purchasing a pin, pen, Dougal Bear or fresh daffodils on the day!