Flower power saving lives

Geraldton Guardian
Cancer Council WA’s Mid West regional education officer Kate Raston with a bouquet of daffodils.
Camera IconCancer Council WA’s Mid West regional education officer Kate Raston with a bouquet of daffodils. Credit: Tamra Carr, The Geraldton Guardian

Staff at Cancer Council WA Geraldton hope to see the City go yellow this month, as the group looks to a $4 million boost.

The money will fund the ongoing battle to end cancer, which the CC said had already been significantly weakened, thanks to research.

Survival rates have increased by 20 per cent since the 1980s and medical scientists have recently found a way to block uncontrolled growth in 90 per cent of cancers.

Cancer Council Midwest regional education officer Kate Raston said despite wins against the disease, more was needed to nip it in the bud for good. “By supporting the Daffodil Day appeal, you will help us invest in cutting-edge research to give Australians hope for a cancer free future,” she said.

Ms Raston said residents could support the appeal by donating online or joining more than 8600 volunteers to staff 1370 sites on Daffodil Day, on August 23.

Rigters IGA has registered to sell Daffodil Day products and CCWA said pins were available at Geraldton’s post office. For more information visit the Daffodil Day website.

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