THE streets will be awash with yellow blooms tomorrow for Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day.
The organisation aims to raise $9.2 million nationally this year through the annual fundraiser, which will see almost 5000 volunteers across the state selling fresh daffodils and other items in support of research, prevention, information and support services.
One in two Australians will get cancer by the age of 85.
In NSW, almost 37,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed each year – about 100 cases each day.
In the northern region, the Cancer Council gave out financial assistance grants to 548 cancer patients between June 2006 and December 2011.
More than $125,000 has been given to regional community groups in five years, and more than 70 schools and child-care centres have been helped to deliver the sun smart message.
Hundreds of people from the northern region have also made use of the organisation’s helpline.
Cancer Council also successfully campaigned for the inclusion of the radiotherapy unit in the North West Cancer Centre.
Cancer Council NSW will reportedly spend about $16 million this year on vital research to improve cancer treatments, prevention and care.