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 it heralds the return of spring, pushing its way through the frozen earth after a long winter, representing new life, vitality 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 give hope to those affected by all cancers by donating to support a cancer free future.

This year the Daffodil Day Appeal aims to raise more than $4 million for life-saving cancer research. Raising awareness and money throughout the month of August, the Daffodil Day Appeal culminates in a public show of solidarity on Friday 28th August 2020, with volunteers collecting donations at sites across the country.


The daffodil gives us hope.
Research is saving lives.


With one in two Australians diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85, this is a cause that affects us all.

That’s why we’re encouraging everyone to volunteer your time, donate online, or donate in person to receive a pin or bunch of fresh daffodils at a site near you.

Help fund Australia’s brightest researchers as they work to uncover breakthrough cancer treatments to protect the ones you love.


Give more than hope this Daffodil Day Appeal.

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