Behind every name is a story of someone affected by cancer.

With 1 in 3 New Zealanders affected…who do you wear it for?

BJW

"BJ continues to fight his cancer. He keeps a strong positive attitude and has not let his diagnosis effect the way he lives, works or plays."

Gail

"Our mum is so funny and she has a great sense of humour. It is this humour that has kept her doctors and nurses entertained. With a twinkle in her eye she tells them ‘I am beating this’. We are so proud of her strength."

Justin

"Worked. Retired. Cancer. Operated on. Journeyman. Depression. Alive. Small steps. Targets. Goals. Alive. Others need help. Enjoyment. Life to live. Treasure those who have helped you. Plenty of time to rest later."

Louise Phillips

"Lou passed away in 2009 from bowel cancer just one month after our wedding. She started to feel unwell on our honeymoon and was diagnosed when we returned home. Her cancer was very aggressive and she passed away less than 3 weeks later, soon after her 31st birthday. Lou is remembered by many for her kindness, charm and sense of fun. She leaves a legacy on how to live with grace and love with compassion. "

Shona

"I received wonderful support. I had massage, drives to treatment, meals supplied and I attended the support group and 6 week Living Well with Cancer Program. Thank you. The support has been amazing."

Jasmine

"Enjoys badminton and is getting back into her love of surfing and running. She is almost starting to feel ‘normal’ again and her hair is starting to grow back. She is involved with breast cancer awareness in her local community."

Mark Oliver

"My Dad Mark was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in December 2015.
I was blessed to spend the next 12 months supporting him through his chemo and stem cell transplant while on maternity treatment. We travelled to Hamilton to spend time with him & look after Mum while she worked and supported him in hospital.
The cancer is now suppressed (however not curable).
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Rebecca

"Bex had reconstructive surgery which led to an interest in medical tatooing. Bex completed treatment in 2016 and went to Australia to train as a medical tattoo artist. She now works in her own private clinic specialising in restoring cancer patients to look ‘normal’."

Jane

"Jane fought hard for her and for her son. The support for her son since she passed has been a huge help."

Dean

"Completed radiation and chemotherapy for Salivary gland cancer."

Jim

"The messages and information that the Cancer Society provided helped him and his family to relax and be better able and prepared to cope with what lay ahead."

Daniel

"So very grateful for all of the treatment that has been available to him. And he is just about to have his second high risk surgery."

Anita

"It was a tough journey but the endless support all the way from family, friends and the Cancer Society made it a lot better. Just knowing there was someone there to listen to me was perfect."

Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day 25 August 2017

What is Daffodil Day?

The Cancer Society of New Zealand's Daffodil Day symbolises hope for 1 in 3 New Zealanders affected 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 vital scientific research into the causes and treatment of all types of cancer, as well as providing a wide range of support services, education and awareness campaigns / programmes for people affected by cancer in your area.

Whether it's buying daffodils / donating to our street collectors, purchasing our merchandise, or making a donation by text / phone / online, every gift counts.

We are so grateful for the valuable support received from many organisations, groups and people across NZ who donate their time and money as a sign of their commitment to our cause.

And our principal sponsor ANZ for supporting the work we do year after year. For 27 years, ANZ have continually promoted Daffodil Day as an important cancer awareness day around the country and their staff all pull together to fundraise on our behalf too.

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Get Involved

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

  • Donate
  • Volunteer
  • Events & fundraisers
  • Businesses
  • Schools

Donate Online

Tell us the amount you'd like to donate and enter your credit card details on our secure and easy online donation form. We'll do the rest.

Click here to donate now.

Register or enquire about volunteering here.

There are many interesting and exciting ways to be involved in Daffodil Day. Whatever your interests, you are sure to have fun, make a difference for a good cause, and meet some new friends.

Volunteers are essential to the success of Daffodil Day. We are looking for people who can act as area coordinators, street collectors, flower packers, drivers, or who can distribute resources, or help with administration.

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, please fill out our Webform.

Online introduction

If you have signed up to volunteer on Daffodil Day, or are considering it, complete our interactive online introduction. The module will provide you with practical information for the day and give you an understanding of the Cancer Society and Daffodil Day.

Daffodil Day is the Cancer Society of New Zealand's annual flagship appeal held in Spring to help fund the Society's wide range of patient and carer services (provided free of charge), including health promotion and research.

Please join in support of Daffodil Day this year by organising an event in tribute to someone close to you, to celebrate a special occasion, or simply to have fun and engage your networks with fundraising.

Daffodil Day culminates with a street appeal on the last Friday of August (26th) and your support by organising an event or an activity before the end of August that engages your networks with fundraising and promoting our cause is greatly appreciated.

For further information contact your local Cancer Society division.

Thank you for your valuable support. With your help, there is hope.

Buy a Bunch

The Cancer Society sells beautiful bunches of fresh daffodils direct to businesses in the following metropolitan areas: Auckland, Whangarei, Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Wellington, Wairarapa. Nelson, Marlborough, Christchurch, Dunedin, Ashburton and Timaru.

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 also help to raise awareness of Daffodil Day.

Display Boxes

Our display boxes, which will attract donations from your staff and customers, make it easier than ever for businesses to raise money for Daffodil Day.

These portable collection boxes can be put on your reception / sales counter or staff areas, and hold around 100 fabric daffodils and a cash compartment.

To get involved, please contact us.

Schoolchildren from throughout New Zealand have had lots of fun by taking part in Daffodil Day.

We can supply your school with resources such as posters, colouring sheets, lapel stickers, donation boxes and fabric daffodils to help you take part in this fun and exciting national event.

For more information about how your school can be involved please contact us.

The Daffodil Day teaching resources are now available to download.

If you could like to get involved, contact us


Merchandise

Want to purchase some Daffodil Day merchandise to show your support? Well now you can!

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Media

Check out the different Daffodil Day media resources below.

Media enquiries

Daniel Glover
Communications & Marketing Manager
Mob: 021 243 9343
Email: daniel@cancer.org.nz

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