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Daffodil Day

What is Daffodil Day?
Daffodil Day is the Cancer Society’s main promotional & fundraising national event of the year, tapping into the generous spirit of New Zealanders through the joyful symbolism of the daffodil.The Cancer Society first introduced Daffodil day to NZ in 1990. The National bank has been a partner & sponsor since Daffodil Day began. This partnership is one of the longest & most committed relationships between any charity & its sponsor & much of the day’s success is due to this partnership.

When is Daffodil Day?
The month of August is a month of high profile publicity with messages going out to change attitudes about cancer & give hope to those touched by the disease. This year it was held on 29th August & Daffodil Day activities go on for more just one day. On this day all contribute whatever they can & get a plastic daffodil to pin on their shirt or dress. All schools participate in large numbers, as charity is a value inculcated in kids & they too get a daffodil to pin on their dress. Corporates & businesses participate by ordering bunches of fresh daffodils & daffodil collection boxes to sell or display at their work places.

The importance of Daffodil Day?
By giving a donation for a daffodil you are supporting the Cancer Society of NZ to fund researching the cause of & treatments for cancer, supporting people with cancer & their families, & cancer prevention through public education.

Why the Daffodil?
The daffodil was originally chosen by the Canadian Cancer Society as “the symbol of hope” for all those touched by cancer. It was chosen because of its reputation as a hardy annual flower that can push its way through earth after a long winter & herald the spring, a season of vitality, new life & growth. The NZ Cancer Society first introduced Daffodil Day using the daffodil to NZ in 1990 & all of the events across the country for Daffodil Day as a central focus. With its joyful symbolism the daffodil captures the heart of New Zealanders young & old. It taps into our generous spirit turning the day into a cherished annual event. The image of cancer has undergone a transformation since the first Daffodil Day in NZ 13 years ago. In some ways this has been due to the adoption of the daffodil as a symbol of rebirth, hope & happier times ahead.

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