Thanks to everyone that has donated so far


daffodils are blooming


to support people with cancer and their whānau


New Zealanders are diagnosed with cancer each year. You are supporting them.

What is Daffodil Day?

Daffodil Day symbolises hope for all New Zealanders impacted by cancer.

Since 1990, this iconic event has inspired people to come together and support the Cancer Society's work. As well as providing an opportunity to raise awareness of cancer in New Zealand.

Your donations will go towards providing a wide range of support services, education and awareness programmes plus fund vital research into the causes and treatment of all types of cancer.  

Thanks to our ANZ, our principal sponsor for supporting the work we do for 30 years. 

Make a difference

Donate today. Your generous donation will help make a difference for people with cancer.

Get involved

There are many different ways to get involved and show your support. Click the different options below to find out more.

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Volunteering offers a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and support a worthy cause while having fun and making a difference.

Volunteers are essential to the success of Daffodil Day. The Cancer Society needs around 8,000 volunteers each year from throughout the country to help ensure Daffodil Day is a success.

To make a difference and volunteer for us click on the region you live on the map.


Click below for more helpful information about volunteering: 

An Introduction to Daffodil Day and the Cancer Society

Volunteer Info for Daffodil Day Street Collection

You can for cancer 

You can for cancer is the Cancer Society's new community fundraising website. Everything you need to create a successful fundraiser can be found here - you'll find inspiring stories from communities all over Aotearoa, plenty of fun ideas, and downloadable resources to help you plan & promote your fundraiser.

Support Kiwis with cancer and their whānau today - You can for cancer!


If you have a different fundraising query, your local Cancer Society are always here to help. 


The Cancer Society sells beautiful bunches of fresh daffodils direct to your business or door step.

These blooms will add vibrant yellow colour to your reception, staff / board rooms and retail counters, or can be sent as gifts to your valued customers. As well as raising essential funds for the Cancer Society, these flowers will also help to raise awareness of Daffodil Day. 

Simply click on where you live on the map to submit your order.

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A few years ago my father was diagnosed with stage four melanoma on his leg. Doctors also found two small tumours on his lungs. It was a scary and uncertain time for our family.

Hon Jenny Salesa MP talks about the impact of cancer for Daffodil Day 30 stories-30 years @jennysalesamp

I’m Janelle and my mum Bernadette and I were both diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013. Mum found it first – after a routine mammogram found a large lump.

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001 after getting a mammogram through BreastScreen Aotearoa. I would not have found it otherwise.

I joined the Cancer Society as a fundraiser based in the early 1990s so I’ve had a long history with Daffodil Day. It was me who introduced the Daffodil Day teddy bears. It’s such an iconic event.

I’m Jen and I had osteocacoma (bone cancer) in my right tibia.

I grew up the daughter of a Wellington GP and I studied medicine because I wanted to help. Every year, about 23,000 Kiwis are diagnosed with cancer and 10,000 die.

We’re the only charity providing one-on-one support to any New Zealander or their whānau, with any cancer, in 34 locations over the country. We’re told it’s like a ‘warm hug’ during a difficult and challenging time.

Hi, my name is Robert. I’ve been staying at Daffodil House in Christchurch while I received treatment. I’ve had bowel cancer and I was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer.

“CANCER. . . . . it’s the scary reality that a lot of people face through their lifetime. I learnt this first hand when I was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 19.

Who will you buy your daffodil for? Visit the link in our bio to plant your daffodil for someone you love. Your daffodil will help people with cancer and their whānau.

I’m Katrina McClean. Last year my husband had pains in his heart, he felt dizzy and breathless. Trips to doctors and the emergency department found nothing.

Helping people with cancer get to and from treatment appointments is an important task. This is made possible by our 1,300 Cancer Society drivers all over the country.

Hi my name is Allan and I’ve been through a journey with bowel cancer. I was diagnosed in June last year and went through a course of radiation and chemotherapy before having surgery for a bowel resection.

Hi, I’m Teresa Lafou and I’m 35 with 3 wonderful kids 3, 5 and 15. In May 2018 I was diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer. The doctor gave me 6 months to live.

I’m Billy Mitchell of Oamaru. Two years ago I found out I had prostate cancer.

This year the Cancer Society celebrates the 30th anniversary of Daffodil Day so we’ve found 30 people to tell their story.

Congratulations @gennarrrrr ! Beau will be making his way to his new home very soon. We’d like to thank everybody who entered the draw.

Over the next year the Cancer Society will provide 50,000 nights of accommodation for Kiwis. This makes treatment easier for New Zealanders who have to travel long distances. Henny manages our accommodation lodge in Hamilton.

Today Information Nurses like Naena will provide information, comfort and support to around 290 kiwis affected by cancer.

We’d like to introduce you to this year’s Daffodil Day bear, Beau! To celebrate our 30th Daffodil Day, we’ve got a large Beau to give away! To enter the draw, comment below and tell us who would love a Beau...

This year we’re celebrating 30 years of Daffodil Day! We need volunteer collectors for our Daffodil Day Street appeal on Friday 28th August.