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Cancer Control Supports 20th Daffodil Day

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MEDIA RELEASE: Cancer Control New Zealand gets behind Daffodil Day twentieth anniversary
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Thu, 26 Aug 2010 14:06:40 +1200
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MEDIA RELEASE

 

Cancer Control New Zealand

 

Thursday 26 August 2010

 

Cancer Control New Zealand gets

behind Daffodil Day twentieth anniversary 

Cancer Control New Zealand congratulates the Cancer Society on its twentieth Anniversary of Daffodil Day and the positive role the Day has had on how cancer is viewed and treated in New Zealand.

“Raising awareness about cancer and helping to fund cancer research are real successes from the 20 years of Daffodil Day fundraising,” says Associate Professor Chris Atkinson, Chair of Cancer Control New Zealand.

“The Council congratulates all those involved in the Daffodil Day fundraising initiative for their work to raise funds and awareness of cancer.


“Cancer is the country’s leading cause of death. Education about how to prevent a cancer diagnosis, right through to the commissioning of research to improve prevention measures, treatment and care is costly.

“The contribution of Daffodil Day donations makes to fund education, research and patient/family support is an important part of the cancer control community’s work to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer,” says Professor Atkinson.

Cancer Control New Zealand staff and council members will hit the streets to help collect donations to show their support for Daffodil Day.

Cancer Control New Zealand is a Ministerial Advisory Committee providing an independent and sustainable focus on cancer control through strategic advice to the Minister of Health. www.cancercontrolnz.govt.nz.

ENDS

 

 

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