THE daffodil’s bright yellow blooms have become synonymous with the campaign to fight cancer.
This Friday, August 22, the blonde hue will be seen all over town as people acknowledge Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day with bunches of flowers, key rings, pins, pens and more.
Doris Kelsey from Bomaderry lost her husband to cancer 10 years ago.
The 78-year-old is an avid supporter of the Cancer Council fund-raiser and has been selling flowers at Stockland Nowra for several years.
On Friday she and other volunteers will be located near Kmart with items for sale from 9am until 1pm.
“I do it because they might get the cure eventually,” she said.
“And I like to give support, listen to people and talk to them. Little do they know I’ve been through it myself - who hasn’t?”
Statistics from Cancer Council show every day in Australia, 350 people will hear the words “You have cancer”.
Approximately 118 people will lose their lives to the disease.
The crew at Coles supermarket has been selling Daffodil Day merchandise for a few weeks now.
Customers can purchase the usual array of items as well as potted daffodils for $14 and bunches for $6.
Daffodil Day merchandise is available in the CBD at the South Coast Register office, Rockmans, Sturgiss Newsagency, Wing and a Pear, Spotlight, Allmar and Coles Express and BeMe.
For more information on Daffodil Day and to find local retailers selling merchandise see daffodilday.cancercouncil.com.au or phone 1300 65 65 85.