Daffodil Day: thanks a bunch

NEXT week, about 56 Tasmanians will be diagnosed with cancer.

Cancer Council volunteer Sandra Mackrill with a bunch of daffodils at the Northern Cancer Support Centre. Picture: SCOTT GELSTON

Cancer Council volunteer Sandra Mackrill with a bunch of daffodils at the Northern Cancer Support Centre. Picture: SCOTT GELSTON

In coming years, the number of Tasmanians diagnosed each week will rise, with the state’s new cancer cases expected to increase 24 per cent by 2024.

So the Cancer Council needs community support more than ever.

The organisation will next week be encouraging Tasmanians to spread some cheer and offer some hope with daffodils, pins and pens.

Cancer Council Tasmania chief executive Penny Egan said Daffodil Day, on Friday, August 22, would see stallholders take to the streets of Launceston to raise funds for cancer support services.

‘‘We’re 90 per cent funded through fund-raising and donations, so all the money that’s raised here stays in Tasmania for people dealing with cancer,’’ Mrs Egan said.

‘‘Last year we raised about $150,000, so we’d be happy to raise that money again if we could.’’

For more information, visit https://daffodilday.com.au/.

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