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daffodils are blooming


to support people with cancer and their whānau


New Zealanders are diagnosed with cancer each year. You are supporting them.

What is Daffodil Day?

Daffodil Day symbolises hope for all New Zealanders impacted by cancer.

Since 1990, this iconic event has inspired people to come together and support the Cancer Society's work. As well as providing an opportunity to raise awareness of cancer in New Zealand.

Your donations will go towards providing a wide range of support services, education and awareness programmes plus fund vital research into the causes and treatment of all types of cancer.  

Thanks to our ANZ, our principal sponsor for supporting the work we do for 30 years. 

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Donate today. Your generous donation will help make a difference for people with cancer.

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There are many different ways to get involved and show your support. Click the different options below to find out more.

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The street appeal in Auckland is cancelled. In all other parts of the country we will continue to organise street appeals while we are in Level 1 or 2.

Volunteering offers a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and support a worthy cause while having fun and making a difference.

Volunteers are essential to the success of Daffodil Day. The Cancer Society needs around 8,000 volunteers each year from throughout the country to help ensure Daffodil Day is a success.

To make a difference and volunteer for us click on the region you live on the map.


Click below for more helpful information about volunteering: 

An Introduction to Daffodil Day and the Cancer Society

Volunteer Info for Street Collection (Covid level 2)

You can for cancer 

You can for cancer is the Cancer Society's new community fundraising website. Everything you need to create a successful fundraiser can be found here - you'll find inspiring stories from communities all over Aotearoa, plenty of fun ideas, and downloadable resources to help you plan & promote your fundraiser.

Support Kiwis with cancer and their whānau today - You can for cancer!


If you have a different fundraising query, your local Cancer Society are always here to help. 


The Cancer Society sells beautiful bunches of fresh daffodils direct to your business or door step.

These blooms will add vibrant yellow colour to your reception, staff / board rooms and retail counters, or can be sent as gifts to your valued customers. As well as raising essential funds for the Cancer Society, these flowers will also help to raise awareness of Daffodil Day. 

Simply click on where you live on the map to submit your order.

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Our first Relay For Life of 2021 kicks off this weekend! It's still not too late to sign up for an event near you. Find out when and where your local event is here: https://www. relayforlife. org. nz/

“I don’t think I cried with friends or family often if at all. However, one day, very early in my diagnosis, when I was home alone, I rang the Cancer Society and spoke to one of the team.

"This quote was part of a story that was shared by an anonymous writer in the 'Dear Boobs' book. It got her through her hardest days. The brave lady in the book was so strong.

How do we get kids engaged with staying safe in the sun? Mandy, one of our Health Promoters, tells us about the work she does in schools to teach our kids sun-safe behaviour and reduce their risk of skin cancer.

We love seeing people dress up for Relay For Life. We were especially excited to see these two Relayers wearing wonderful daffodil hats! Are you planning on dressing up for this year's Relay?

It's so important that family, friends, and carers look after themselves while supporting someone with cancer. We asked Andrea, one of our Supportive Care nurses, what supporters need to do to look after themselves. Here's what she told us.

Before my lobectomy, my surgeon told me to walk and get myself as fit as possible, as it would help my recovery. In the ward, there were numbers along the corridor.

"Relay For Life brings everyone together, you’re together as one and you walk as one. It’s a real community of survivors and people who’ve faced challenges through cancer.

Over the years, we've asked you who you've celebrated and remembered at Relay. Here's what you told us.

Do you know how to store your sunscreen properly? Storing your sunscreen in direct sunlight or where it can warm up quickly can reduce its effectiveness.

My cancer has been a journey of so many ups and downs. The storms being the bad times and the rainbows being the good times. I live for positivity. I received my diagnosis in early 2017.

We see so many beautifully decorated candlelight bags at each Relay For Life. These glow in the dark to remember those we've lost, celebrate cancer survivors and show everyone affected by cancer that there is hope.

This World Cancer Day we'd like to make you aware of screening programmes for cervical, bowel, and breast cancer. Early detection can drastically improve cancer survival rates. For more information, check out timetoscreen. nz.

Today is World Cancer Day. We're encouraging New Zealanders to get checked if they're experiencing any unusual symptoms. Spread the message - awareness is the first step to early detection and improving cancer survival rates. #worldcancerday #worldcancerday2021 #getchecked

Some kids have already gone back to school and other kids will be heading back soon. Make sure they have their sunscreen and hats and remind them to slip, slop, slap and wrap!

This quote has resonated with me through all my diagnoses, from cancer to depression, to being given one week to live two years ago. I may have all these diagnoses, but that's not who I am.

“The survivor walk is always really touching.

It's important to check the expiry date on your sunscreen. Expired sunscreen may not give you proper protection. It can be difficult to find the expiration date as different types of sunscreen display the expiry date in different locations.

I have found there are a lot of inspirational quotes for during treatment, but not a lot for when life goes back to 'normal'. But as a survivor, life is never really normal again.

Watching sport with your whānau this weekend? The biggest competitor is the sun. Remember to slip, slip, slap, slop and wrap.

“I remember an appointment with my oncologist after several tough surgeries and 6 months of chemo. She said to me, “Andrew, I think you are depressed. ” And I was. I just didn’t know it.

Relay For Life registrations are open! Join us and celebrate cancer survivors and carers; remember loved ones lost to cancer and fight back to raise awareness and funds to support our work.

Did you know the Cancer Society works with schools to teach kids about staying sun safe? With around 500 New Zealanders dying of skin cancer each year, we think it's important to teach our tamariki how to be sun smart...

Every week we share one of the quotes that inspired or helped a member of our community during their cancer experience. We'd like to hear a quote that gave you hope during your (or a loved one's) cancer experience.

Any tan is a sign that your skin has been damaged, which increases your risk of skin cancer. Remember to slip, slop, slap, and wrap and don't forget to seek shade!