Daf­fodil Day, Au­gust 26

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE -

– The first Daf­fodil Day was held in 1990 – Daf­fodils were cho­sen as the sym­bol as they are one of the first flow­ers of spring and rep­re­sent the hope there is for the one in three New Zealan­ders af­fected by cancer – The money raised on Daf­fodil Day is spent in the re­gion where it is raised and is al­lo­cated to sev­eral ini­tia­tives each year in­clud­ing: sup­port­ing peo­ple af­fected by cancer, rais­ing aware­ness, sci­en­tific re­search, ad­vo­cat­ing for peo­ple af­fected by cancer and de­vel­op­ing in­for­ma­tion re­sources – There are many ways a do­na­tion makes a dif­fer­ence for peo­ple with cancer: $15 will help fund the so­ci­ety’s vol­un­teer driv­ing ser­vice which trans­ports peo­ple to their cancer treat­ments and hospi­tal ap­point­ments, $50 will help the so­ci­ety of­fer coun­selling and sup­port to peo­ple with cancer and their care­givers, $150 will as­sist the so­ci­ety in sup­port­ing peo­ple with their ac­com­mo­da­tion and travel while un­der­go­ing treat­ment away from home – Mak­ing a do­na­tion is easy: make a $20 do­na­tion by phon­ing 0900 31 111, do­nate on­line at daffodilday.org.nz, text ‘daf­fodil’ to 883 to make an in­stant $3 do­na­tion, or make a cash do­na­tion to the col­lec­tors on the streets this Fri­day.

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