Wauchope's yellow army helps Cancer Council raise funds for research on Daffodil Day

DEDICATED: Some of the excellent volunteers who will be out in force on Friday. PHOTO: Laura Telford.
DEDICATED: Some of the excellent volunteers who will be out in force on Friday. PHOTO: Laura Telford.

A golden yellow army will be out in force in Wauchope on August 23 helping to raise money for Cancer Council.

Daffodil Day is a chance to paint the town yellow while also raising much needed dollars to help find a cure for cancer.

Shirley Harris is leading the charge in Wauchope in 2019 and said Daffodil Day is a much loved day the community always supports.

"In the past we have received lots of support from the local community in helping to raise funds for the Cancer Council," Ms Harris said.

"In the past we have raised over $6,000 for the Cancer Council and in 2019 we have already raised over $1,200 for the organisation."

Cancer Council say more than 145,000 Australians are diagnosed with some form of cancer each year but more people than ever before are surviving their cancer diagnosis.

Investment in cancer research has helped increase survival rates from 49 percent in the 1980s to 69 percent today, and Ms Harris said now is the time to dig deep.

"Unfortunately so many people these days know someone who has gone through a cancer diagnosis and treatment," she said.

"It really is a terrible disease but if we pull together then hopefully we can help the scientists who will find a cure."

She said on Friday, August 23 the yellow army will be walking the streets of Wauchope.

"We have a dozen volunteers who will be out walking the main street and through the industrial area as well as stall at the IGA in town and at Timbertown.

"Please come and find our volunteers who will be selling merchandise and daffodils across town and help support finding a cure for cancer."

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