The donations made on Daffodil Day are crucial to reducing the incidence of cancer and ensuring the best cancer care for everyone in New Zealand.
The funds are allocated to numerous important initiatives each year across the country by the Cancer Society, including:
Raising awareness: delivering educational programmes aimed at members of the public and schoolchildren, designed to promote healthier lifestyles and reduce the risk of cancer – such as SunSmart, LiveSmart and SmokeFree.
Supporting people affected by cancer: the Cancer Society provides a range of support services for people with cancer and their families, friends and carers including the Cancer Information Helpline, 0800 CANCER (226 237), information on treatments / living with cancer, and help with accommodation and transport.
Scientific Research: funding world class cancer research projects into the causes and treatments of cancer.
Campaigning: the Cancer Society is a strong advocate for people affected by cancer, and is the only organisation to encompass all types of cancer.
Information Resource: The Cancer Society has developed one of the country’s largest information resources on all types of cancers and treatments.
For more information about what we do, please visit the Cancer Society’s website.