This Friday 25th March is Daffodil Day here in Ireland.
The Daffodil Day campaign began in Canada in 1957 to raise awareness and funds to help fight cancer. You can read how it all began here.
The Irish Cancer Society held the first Daffodil Day in Ireland in 2008. The ICS is Ireland’s leading cancer charity. For over 40 years they’ve been working to prevent cancer, save lives from cancer and to improve the quality of life of those living with cancer. The Society is financed entirely by voluntary contributions from the public and receives no government funding.
Anyone who has lost someone to cancer knows the important and fantastic work the Irish Cancer Society does for cancer patients and their families. Daffodil Day is a day for all of us to come together to show support and give hope to people affected by cancer throughout Ireland.
Approximately 30,000 new cancer cases were diagnosed in Ireland in 2010 and 1 in 3 people in this country will be affected by cancer in their lifetime.
The overall target for this year has been set at €3.7million. For more information, and to see how you can help, please contact the https://www.cancer.ie/
You can also follow Daffodil Day on Facebook and enter the Daffodil Day Competition – upload a photo of your daff’s from anywhere in the world and be in with a chance to win a 2 night break in the Carlton Hotel Group anywhere in Ireland.