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Daffodil Day – Let’s Beat Cancer

August 25, 2016


It is a sad fact that most people will not go through their life without being touched, in some way, by cancer and it is a disturbing fact that 1 in 3 Australian men and 1 in 4 Australian women will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 75.

But it’s not all doom and gloom and it is comforting that every day research is being conducted into the causes and cure for cancer, says Fowler MP Chris Hayes.

Every year the Cancer Council of Australia promotes Daffodil Day, a day that raises funds towards better cancer treatments and research in the hope that one day we will have a cancer-free future.

But it does take money.

"Daffodil Day is a great initiative by the Cancer Council and although buying a pen, or a bunch of flowers or a badge may not seem a large contribution, if we all do it, it is."

"Cancer doesn’t discriminate and affects people of all ages and organisations such as the Ingham Institute are leading the way in research into cancer therapies."

"The Institute has a portfolio of cancer research that includes some world leading discoveries that have had a major impact on patient care and cure - we should be proud to have such a first class research centre in our local area," Chris Hayes said.

So whether it be a large organisation looking into world class research or each of us making a small purchase, together we can make a difference.