Hawkesbury raise funds for cancer

Daffodil Day Windsor Pre School. Pictures: Kylie Pitt

Daffodil Day Windsor Pre School. Pictures: Kylie Pitt

Volunteers across the Hawkesbury will take part in one of the largest national fundraising events this Friday, August 22, as part of the Cancer Council’s annual Daffodil Day.

With hopes to raise funds towards cancer research, prevention, advocacy programs and support services, sites will be set up in Richmond Mall, Richmond Marketplace and Windsor Riverview Shopping Centre with volunteers selling a variety of Daffodil Day merchandise.

The community is encouraged to wear a Cancer Council pin, visit a Daffodil Day site or donate to help tackle one of Australia’s leading causes of death.

By 2016, it is predicted that in western Sydney 4095 people will be diagnosed with cancer and 1260 people will die from the disease.

In light of these alarming figures, the annual event has invested $34 million into cancer research in the past year and is expected to have more than 10,000 volunteers staff more than 1200 Daffodil Day sites across train stations, bus stops and major shopping areas.

The Hawkesbury Daffodil Day sites will run from 9am to 5pm at the shopping centres.

■ Details: daffodilday.com.au

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