About Daffodil Day

The daffodil

The daffodil is recognised internationally as the symbol of hope for all people affected by cancer. Cancer Council chose it as our emblem as the bright yellow colouring heralds the return of spring, representing new life and growth.

To Cancer Council, and those affected by cancer, the daffodil represents hope for a cancer free future.

The Daffodil Day Appeal is Cancer Council’s most iconic and much-loved fundraising campaign. It is a day for Australians to come together and donate to help stop cancer.

This year, the Daffodil Day Appeal raised almost $1.5 million for life-saving cancer research, but looked a little different.

Australians donated online to raise funds for life-saving cancer research. The Daffodil Day Appeal culminated with Daffodil Day on Friday 28 August 2020.

Sadly, with nearly 150,000 Australians diagnosed with cancer every year, most people have been touched by cancer.

That’s why we need everyone to donate or fundraise for the Daffodil Day Appeal. You can still donate online now to support life-saving cancer research.


Give more than hope this Daffodil Day Appeal.

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