Cancer awareness flowers in Myrtleford
A GARDEN of spring yellow bloomed all about Myrtleford’s Cancer Council volunteer stallkeepers on Friday.
Eurobin’s Jo Bowers led the council’s Daffodil Day fundraiser, selling toys, lapel pins and bunches of the smiling flowers to generate money for cancer research.
People from the community gave to Jo and fellow stallkeeper Sonia Kennedy clutches of the blooms to be sold as the pair spent much of the day on the corner of Clyde and Queen streets to support the national awareness campaign.
They were among 1500 Cancer Council Victoria volunteers registered to sell merchandise, which is almost double the number of last year.
The Victorian division was aiming to raise $1 million in funding for research, prevention and support services.
Daffodil Day was a day of hope internationally but it was also a day to spread awareness, according to Cancer CouncilVictoria events chief Megan Potter.
“We know that about a third of cancers are preventable,” she said.
“Education about prevention is a key focus for Cancer Council.
“Thanks to 31 years of Daffodil Day we have made some extraordinary breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of cancer but we still have much to do.”