Benalla community urged to support Cancer Council Daffodil Day appeal

Vital: Cancer Council Victoria are asking the community to support Daffodil day which raises funds to help it conduct life saving research.
Vital: Cancer Council Victoria is asking the community to support Daffodil Day, which raises funds to help it conduct life-saving research. Photo by Megan Fisher

With an average of 124 people diagnosed with cancer in Benalla each year, chances are that most people in the community have been touched by it in one way or another.

This August, Cancer Council Victoria is urging the community to give to the Daffodil Day Appeal to fund life-saving cancer research.

The Daffodil Day Appeal will take place throughout August, culminating in Daffodil Day on Thursday, August 25.

This year marks 36 years of Daffodil Day, with all funds raised supporting vital cancer research.

Cancer Council and its research partners invested more than $290 million in world-class cancer research from 2016 to 2020, making the organisation the largest independent funder of cancer research in the country.

Thanks to investment in research, amazing advancements have been made in cancer prevention, screening, and treatment — helping to increase survival rates from 51 per cent in the late 1980s to around 70 per cent.

With 95 Victorians being diagnosed with cancer every day, Cancer Council Victoria chief executive Todd Harper urged the community to dig deep this Daffodil Day Appeal to fund the country’s best and brightest cancer researchers.

“Cancer takes so much from all of us,” Mr Harper said.

“It’s why this year, we’re calling on Victorians to give hope to those impacted by cancer by funding vital cancer research that is saving lives every day.

“Every person who donates or buys daffodils this August will be helping us to continue investing in life-saving cancer research programs, giving hope for better treatments and early detection and ultimately, giving us hope for a cancer-free future.”

For more information about the Daffodil Day Appeal and how to get involved visit