Last Friday was our Daffodil Day street appeal - it's our favourite day of the year for a very good reason!
We were overwhelmed by the generosity of each and every one of you who kindly took a moment out of your day to donate in person and online. Our street appeals like Daffodil Day and Pink Ribbon Day afford us the wonderful opportunity to meet face to face with the people we've been able to support. We loved meeting you all and hearing your stories - you're the very reason we come to work every day.
To the 150 of you who volunteered your time to help us out by joining our street appeals in Perth and Bunbury, and by manning stalls in shopping centres across the state, you did an amazing job and we can't thank you enough!
Thanks to you, we raised an incredible $47,257.65 to enable us to continue to fund vital research, run education programs and provide support for the thousands of WA families who need our help every year.
From the bottom of our hearts - THANK YOU, WA!
Did we spot you on Daffodil Day?
Check out our Daffodil Day 2016 Facebook album.
Wondering where your Daffodil Day donation goes?
As well as funding vital cancer research and education, your donation will help us continue to support WA families like the Sheilds from Geraldton. Father-of-two Claude Sheilds was last year diagnosed with three separate cancer diagnoses in less than 12 months. On New Year's Day, Claude broke his arm while jumping into the ocean, scans later revealed a large tumour with further tests showing he had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a blood cancer that affects the lymph system.
Doctors then discovered a melanoma - the most dangerous skin cancer - on his forehead. More scans showed he also had thyroid cancer.
Thanks to your generous support, we've been able to support the Sheilds, providing them with a temporary home in Perth while Mr Sheilds has treatment and surgery. With their children Sophie, 12, and Harry, 10, they are living at Crawford Lodge, our residential facility for regional cancer patients.
"It's been a horrible but fascinating journey, and it's not all doom and gloom," Mr Sheilds said. "This place is far more than a roof over our heads, it's our home."
As an independant organisation reliant on community donations, we couldn't do what we do without you!
For more information on the programs and services we run, check out our about us page.