For the second year in a row, Daffodil Day has fallen during a lockdown — meaning it cannot conduct its street appeal. As the Cancer Society’s largest annual community fundraiser, it’s a crucial initiative to raise funds that provide vital support to New Zealanders on a journey with cancer.
Every day, 71 New Zealanders are diagnosed with cancer, and (from its experience last year) the Cancer Society knows demand for its team’s care, compassion and time increases during lockdowns. Its expert supportive care team and transport services keep up the good work — making sure those who need to get to cancer-related medical appointments get there safely and on time, while reaching out to others via phone and video call.
An online donation this Daffodil Day will ensure cancer patients get the crucial support they need as they face the extra stress and isolation brought about by the pandemic. To make a donation, head online and specify the amount you would like to give, or choose from a selection of options. For patients, $24 helps provide transport to and from a cancer treatment, $58 helps fund a counselling session, and $107 helps provide accommodation for those who need to travel for treatment. A donation of $150 contributes towards research that improves prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Cancer doesn’t stop, so the Cancer Society — and our compassion — shouldn’t either.