Daffodil Day helping to provide extra care for country cancer patients

14 August 2014

Country cancer patients will be even better cared for thanks to a new service at Cancer Council WA’s Milroy and Crawford Lodge.

A new position has been created to address the psycho-social needs of country patients who are visiting Perth for cancer treatment.

Sandy McKiernan, Cancer Council WA Director of Cancer Information and Support Services, said funds raised from Daffodil Day would help to fund this important new service.

 “I am delighted to welcome a new staff member, Karen Davis, to our team as Accommodation Cancer Support Coordinator and even more delighted that we can provide additional support to our guests at the Lodges,” Ms McKiernan said.

“Karen will coordinate supportive care information and services for those guests needing help.

“It’s another way of showing we care about every individuals experience of cancer, and it’s a measure we know can make an enormous differences to individuals and families experiencing cancer.”

Every day in Australia around 350 people are told they have a life-threatening cancer and sadly more than 115 people die of the disease each day.

With your help, we can make a difference and beat this disease…so make a date this Daffodil Day, Friday 22 August.

The daffodil is the international symbol of hope for everyone living with cancer. This year, Cancer Council Western Australia aims to raise $800,000 to fund life-saving cancer research, prevention programs and support services.

Support Daffodil Day and show you care about beating cancer. Every daffodil and every donation goes toward helping those who are affected by cancer.

Why not brighten up your day with a splash of yellow and show you care by wearing a Cancer Council pin ($5), or you can purchase anitem from the new Daffodil Day range, including  daffodil pens ($6), the cute and collectable ‘fitness’ Dougal Bear ($10) and of course, bunches of fresh daffodils.

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