The daffodil, which is also acknowledged as the narcissus is globally known as a symbol of hope for all victims of cancer. According to the Cancer Council Australia, the Council that use the daffodil as its emblem (and it is also Cancer Council Canada’s at the same time), chose it as its symbol for it implies the return of the spring after a rough and harsh winter, representing a clean sheet, vitality and advancement.
This year, besides raising recognition, the Council expects collecting more than 4 million dollars in August, and it will declare a total amount in a show on 23rd of August.
It is the most significant day for the Australian, as an effort to raise funds for the fight against cancer, encouraging cancer research with the donations of the nation. Donations will be collected by the people that work for the Council voluntarily all across the country, and also you can support it by donating online.
A bitter fact about cancer is that one of every two Australians is diagnosed with this disease. It’s a day for all of us to serve such a significant purpose: the purpose of fighting against the disease that threatens half of the nation.
CELEBRATING DAFFODIL DAY
No doubt you will discover events all around, in which the lovely daffodils play a part. If you are wondering “what can I do” on Daffodil Day, you can find a great deal of things and events that you can participate in.
You may find a Garden of Hope where numerous flowers bloom with the promising rays of life, while you are sipping your coffee, talking to a friend, or enjoying the friendliness of a couple of volunteers. You can buy a daffodil from one of the volunteers in remembrance of a loved one, or you can just buy a gentle bloom in order to donate to the cause.
Yellow is the colour of the day! You can attach a daffodil on your shirt pocket, or place one in your hair, as well as dressing in yellow clothing. Don’t forget: it’s a day of recognition and remembrance, right along with fund raising.
The day is such an important day: a day of solidarity and unity, a day of commemorating the loved ones that we have lost to cancer and getting inspired by the hope that is evoked in us by the fair yellow daffodils; a day to contribute to the search for a cure!