People in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui raised a combined total of $90,427 for the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society's recent 2017 Daffodil Day campaign.
The Cancer Society says the funds raised during its iconic Daffodil Day fundraiser, which launched nationwide in 1991, will help the one in three New Zealanders affected by cancer.
“We are incredibly grateful to everyone who supported Daffodil Day this year by making a donation or by offering their time to help organise or collect on behalf of the Cancer Society,” says fundraising manager Catriona Findlay.
“From funding research and providing free support to people with cancer, to helping Kiwis reduce their risk through education and advocacy; every dollar will remain in the region to make a difference in our local communities.”
In Te Puke more than $1600 was raised, while Opotiki and Whakatane raised $2200 and $9900, respectively.
The Cancer Society does not receive any direct government funding and relies on community support to provide free services and programmes for people affected by cancer.
About Daffodil Day
Now in its 27th year, Daffodil Day is the Cancer Society's largest annual fundraising and awareness campaign. The appeal runs for the month of August, culminating in a nationwide street collection on Friday August 25.
All funds raised from Daffodil Day will stay in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty region and assist the Cancer Society to provide supportive care for people with cancer, their carers, whanau and friends, fund cancer research and provide the public with information on the ways to reduce the risk of cancer through living a smoke free, sun smart, healthy lifestyle.