Raising awareness on Daffodil Day
04 September 2018
SouthSeas Healthcare is embracing Daffodil Day to raise awareness about cancer.
The cheery daffodil enables SouthSeas staff to be out in public wearing yellow, collecting donations and being part of the institution of the daffodil as a symbol of cancer awareness 25 years ago.
This year’s Daffodil Day campaign asking 'Who will you wear your daffodil for?' has become personally relevant to the numbers of Pacific people affected by cancer over the years.
Cancer awareness cannot be achieved without the nationwide volunteers who annually respond to the campaign to continue to raise awareness.
Daffodil Day is important to many Pacific families, and especially those who have lost a loved one to cancer, with hopes to advocate for funds to help research and cure.
Funds raised from the campaign contribute towards raising awareness, and providing services and treatment.
In May this year, Pharmac has been granted $60 million of funding from the Government to increase the range of drugs available and fund new medicines to widen the cache of treatments available for lung cancer and HIV sufferers.
Daffodil Day began in 1990 as a cancer fundraising day where donations were collected and awareness was raised about cancer.
South Seas Healthcare
Physical address: 14 Fair Mall, Auckland 2023
Phone: 09 273 9017
Clinic opening hours
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 1 pm
Public Holidays: CLOSED
For After Hours Weekend and Holidays:
East Tamaki Healthcare, 160 Bairds Road, Otara
Phone: 09 274 3414
and East Care Health, 260 Botany Road, Botany
Phone: 09 277 1516