Pretty up your day, go yellow and buy a flower for Daffodil Day

Flowering support: Friday August 23 is Daffodil Day, a day to raise money for the Cancer Council.
Flowering support: Friday August 23 is Daffodil Day, a day to raise money for the Cancer Council.

Friday August 23 marks Daffodil Day - an annual day where buying a little bud can help make a difference to someone's life.

Daffodil Day is Cancer Council's most iconic and much-loved annual campaign that raises life-saving funds for world-class cancer research.

The daffodil is recognised internationally as the symbol of hope for all people affected by cancer. Cancer Council chose it as its emblem as it heralds the return of spring, pushing its way through the frozen earth after a long winter, representing new life, vitality and growth. It represents hope for a cancer free future.

A total of 145,000 Australians diagnosed with cancer each year.

This year the Daffodil Day Appeal aims to raise more than $4 million for life-saving cancer research.

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