Daffodil Day - 30 August

1 in 3 New Zealanders are affected by cancer, who will your wear your daffodil 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."

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 30 August 2019

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 29 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
  • Fundraise

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.

Our volunteers often tell us that they have been touched by cancer in some way, whether it’s personally, a loved one or a friend. This same thing that motivates us is what motivates them to get involved.

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 below.

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.

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Paint August Yellow - Fundraise your way

Have a yellow themed dress up day, hold a bake sale, host a morning tea or do a raffle is just a few ways to raise money on Daffodil Day. We have a number of resources for all ages available for you to download to help support your fundraising. 

The money you raise is used to support patients with cancer and their families, fund life saving cancer research and help reduce the incidence of cancer for our children and grandchildren.

Simply click on where you live on the map below to register your event.

 

Event resources                   Social media Creative
Editable email invitation (blue) Social media post blue background            Bunting template for print (white daffodil)
Editable email invitation (white)                Social media post - head shave   Bunting template for print (yellow daffodil)
Editable A4 poster (blue)   Social media post - fundraising Felt daffodils
Editable A4 poster (white)   Paper daffodils
Donation Sheet   Pipe cleaner daffodils
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Buy a bunch

The Cancer Society sells beautiful bunches of fresh daffodils direct to your business or door step in the following metropolitan areas; Auckland, Northland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Wellington, Nelson, Marlborough, Christchurch, Timaru, Greymouth and Ashburton. Along with many smaller towns across the Canterbury West Coast and Central Otago regions.

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. 

Fresh flower

Fresh flowers for Auckland, Northland and Wellington region (Wellington, Suburbs, Hutt, Wainouiomata, and Kapiti Coast) can be purchased directly online.

All other metropolitan areas can purchase flowers by contacting us.

Display boxes

Our display boxes make it easier than ever for businesses to help raise money for Daffodil Day. There portable collection boxes can be put on your reception/sales counter or staff areas. The boxes hold around 100 fabric daffodil pins along with a cash receptacle for customers to self-serve to support Daffodil Day. 

To get involved, please contact us.

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Merchandise

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

Social share

See what people are saying about #daffodilday

Media

Check out the different Daffodil Day media resources below.

Media enquiries

Mary Direen
Communications and Marketing Manager
DDI: (04) 494 7198
Mobile: 021 801 243
Email: mary@cancer.org.nz

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Please fill out the following contact form and your message will be sent to the appropriate person in your region. We will get back to you as soon as possible.