Today is Daffodil Day, which helps fund vital cancer research, so grab a flower and make a difference to someone’s life.

South Australians are urged to support the iconic Cancer Council fundraising event today to help raise more than $4 million for cancer research with the support of 8,100 volunteers who will operate more than 1,300 sites on Daffodil Day.

Cancer Council SA Chief Executive Lincoln Size said that while cancer research has made some extraordinary breakthroughs over the years, with treatments improving all the time, there are still cancers with low survival rates and limited treatment options.

“Despite advances made in research and improving survival rates for many cancers, we know that 27 South Australians are diagnosed with cancer every day. Support for Daffodil Day ensures that we’re investing in cutting-edge, life-saving research to give Australians hope for a cancer free future,” he says.

“Cancer Council works across every aspect of cancer, but we rely on the generosity of community donations to fund our work. We want to encourage everyone to get involved this Daffodil Day, and know that their involvement will fund ongoing research, which will help save more lives.”

Over the past 20 years, more than 61,000 Australian lives have been saved by improvements in cancer prevention, screening and treatment as a result of cancer research.

With continued community support, many more lives will be saved.

Daffodil Day has been active for 32 years, and along with many other initiatives, goes towards Cancer Council’s investment of more than $20 million on world-class cancer research projects annually, making the organisation the largest not-for-profit funder of cancer research in Australia.

There are many ways to support Daffodil Day; whether it’s volunteering your time, buying merchandise today, donating online, or dedicating a daffodil online to someone you love.

So get involved and help Cancer Council to help others.