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Help build a brighter future for all
Several years ago I found myself with cancer. With three forms of treatment, I fought the battle and won, to this day, although there is a chance it could rear its ugly head again in the future. I consider myself lucky but others have not been so lucky. Back in the 70's and 80's, I did not know anyone with cancer, however, in the last 10 years or so, I now count 5 family and friends that were afflicted with different forms of cancer and only one of those is still alive but still in pain from the after effects of the disease. To me it seems like the disease is more prevalent these days. Apart from cigarettes and UV rays, the high sugar content and chemicals in processed foods, mobile phones and some technology, play a part.
There have been breakthroughs in recent years, a cervical cancer vaccine being made available for women of certain ages, but much more continual vital research needs to be done. The Cancer Council has many events to fundraise for this important research and one of them is Daffodil Day. The daffodil is a hardy bulb and the day is one of hope for a cure and better future.
Help out in any way you can this Daffodil Day as every bit helps
There is much you can do come Daffodil Day, whether it be making a donation, buying daffodils, pins and pens, or selling merchandise on behalf of the Cancer Council. You can pre-order merchandise to sell and it will be delivered free. Anything you don't sell, you simply return. This is open to individuals as well as clubs, schools and workplaces. Volunteering is another option where you can sell merchandise at stalls in high visible locations, such as shopping centres and train stations.
As well as research, money goes towards providing patient support programs and prevention programs. Merchandise is on sale throughout August and not just on Daffodil Day. You've probably already seen the pins and pens in supermarkets at the checkouts. Do your bit because every little bit helps. I watched a friend in hospital on her last day, heavily sedated with morphine and still groaning in pain from her body being riddled with cancer. It is a terrible death and disease that needs a cure.