THE Cancer Council’s iconic Daffodil Day looks a little different in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s still going strong, working to provide hope for a brighter, cancer free future.

The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath, is encouraging the community to continue to support and honour the Australian Cancer Council Daffodil Day tomorrow (Friday, August 28).

“We may not have been able to catch up with our wonderful local Cancer Council volunteers in the street to buy a bunch of beautiful yellow daffodils this year, but it’s important to keep supporting this worthwhile cause,” said Ms Bath.

“Daffodil Day has been an iconic fundraising initiative which has provided hope to many people while working to save valuable lives in our communities for 34 years. 

“The Cancer Council are continuing to work hard to raise much-needed funds to support cancer research, prevention programs and support services even during the pandemic.

“It remains a frightening statistic that one in two people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime.

“Any funds raised by the Cancer Council Daffodil Day fundraiser go directly towards reducing the impact of cancer in Australia, providing hope to those who have been diagnosed.”

Ms Bath said having lost her beloved father 27 years ago to Lymphoma, there are special occasions and dates that bring back poignant memories, Daffodil Day continues to be one of them.

“I applaud the work of the Cancer Council, and I look forward to seeing Gippsland volunteers gracing our streets again in coming years selling daffodils and merchandise,” said Ms Bath.

For more information or to donate visit https://www.daffodilday.com.au/donate or telephone 1300 65 65 85. Donations made to the Australian Cancer Council are tax deductible.