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Daffodil Day Appeal Brings Record Donations

Friday 6 September

Daffodil Day Appeal Brings Record Donations

The Cancer Society is overwhelmed by the generosity of New Zealanders as Daffodil Day donations head towards a record $3.8 million. It is expected that the final total will be an increase over last year’s $3.7 million.

Daffodil Day Chairman Neil Chave said today that the money collected would help the Cancer Society continue its support for people with cancer, and their families.

“The funds will also go towards educating people about cancer prevention and early detection, and research into the causes and treatments of cancer.”

Mr Chave said that funds received from a particular region would be spent on services in that region.

“People can be assured that their community will benefit directly from the money they have donated.

“I would like to sincerely thank all those who supported Daffodil Day, including the thousands of volunteers who gave up their time to collect on the day. A big thank you also to National Bank and Cancer Society staff.”

Mr Chave said that the Society’s priorities for 2003 included supporting legislation currently before Parliament that would reduce people’s exposure to second-hand smoke, and raising awareness of the need to be ‘SunSmart’.


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