Lithgow people are being urged to show their support for Daffodil Day this Friday, August 23.
Lithgow resident Emily Waru will be raising money for the Cancer Council by setting up a Daffodil Day stall at Lithgow Valley Plaza on Friday from 8am until 5pm.
This will be the second year in a row Ms Waru has run the stall in support of the annual fundraiser.
This year, Daffodil Day celebrates 33 years of turning Australia yellow, with Cancer Council aiming to raise more than $4 million for cancer research through online donations, and by recruiting more than 3110 volunteers to staff around 420 sites on Daffodil Day in NSW alone.
Bree Kelly, community relations coordinator for Cancer Councils Lithgow communities, said that funds raised through the Daffodil Day appeal will go towards funding cancer research, with the potential to find the next breakthrough in cancer treatment or detection.
Despite advances made in research and improving survival rates for many cancers, we know that one in two Australians will be diagnosed by the age of 85," she said.
"By supporting the Daffodil Day appeal, you will help us invest in cutting-edge, life-saving research to give Australians hope for a cancer free future.
This year, there will be some changes to Daffodil Day in Lithgow. For the first time ever, EFTPOS devices will be available at every site to make it easier for people to donate if they don't have cash.
"Some sites will have merchandise from previous years but there will be limited stock. From 2020, all Daffodil Day sites across the state will stock fresh daffodils and pins only, added Miss Kelly.
Miss Waru will be selling fresh daffodils, bears, magnets, key chains and pens.
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