Vol­un­teers all set to paint town yel­low

The Bay Chronicle - - FRONT PAGE - STAFF RE­PORTER Far North Au­gust fundrais­ing events in­clude: 25

There are a host of events in the Far North in sup­port of this year’s Daf­fodil Day.

The iconic fundrais­ing and can­cer aware­ness event on Au­gust 25 is the big­gest gen­er­a­tor of funds for the Can­cer So­ci­ety which re­ceives no direct gov­ern­ment fund­ing and re­lies on dona­tions and spon­sor­ships.

‘‘There are over 22,000 Ki­wis get­ting di­ag­nosed with can­cer each year, with just over 9000 dy­ing, and it’s slowly in­creas­ing,’’ says spokesman Daniel Glover.

But Glover says treat­ments are get­ting bet­ter, and re­search is pro­vid­ing re­sults each year. More peo­ple are sur­viv­ing can­cer than ever be­fore and this is a direct re­sult of the com­mu­nity’s sup­port, he says.

‘‘When peo­ple ask if the money they are do­nat­ing ac­tu­ally makes a dif­fer­ence, we can say ab­so­lutely. But we still have a long way to go, so the re­search is vi­tally im­por­tant,’’ Glover says.

‘‘From re­search funded by Daf­fodil Day dona­tions, we are see­ing re­sults in new break­through im­munother­apy drugs and treat­ments, which are now avail­able both in New Zealand and around the world. They will also fund a range of sup­port ser­vices.’’

The daf­fodil is one of the first flow­ers of the spring sea­son and with its bright yel­low bloom rep- re­sents hope for the one in three New Zealan­ders af­fected by can­cer each year.

Peo­ple want­ing to sup­port the Can­cer So­ci­ety can do­nate to a street col­lec­tor or at any ANZ branch.

Coop­ers Beach and Man­gonui Lions: Daf­fodil day mega break­fast 6-9am, Coop­ers Beach Bowl­ing Club. Also Daf­fodil Day bar­be­cue, Man­gonui Four Square 7.30am-1pm.

Kaeo: Kaeo Anne’s cake stalls & raf­fles.

Rus­sell: Good Sorts street ap­peal and Gar­den Club morn­ing tea.

Pai­hia: Ro­tary Club Daf­fodil Day break­fast 7.30am Kings­gate Ho­tel Auto Lodge. Tick­ets from Goldn’Gifts in Pai­hia.

Kerik­eri: Good Sorts ‘Win­ning Win­dow’ of­fice dis­play. Phone Leigh 09 407 8251.

To host an event con­tact 09 437 5593 or csn­events@ak­cansoc.org.nz

Street col­lec­tors will be out in force on Daf­fodil Day, Au­gust 25.

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