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Be Part of the Bigger Picture this Daffodil Day

16th August 2019 - Community events

Make your mark on Cancer Council NSW’s Daffodil Day Appeal art installation, Martin Place, Sydney

Cancer Council NSW will be installing a large interactive mural in Martin Place on Friday 23rd August, as part of The Daffodil Day Appeal.

The public will be invited to step up and paint a section of the daffodil-themed mural throughout the day, playing their part in creating a beautiful piece of art, whilst highlighting the importance of Cancer Council’s life-saving research.

Lyndsey Rice, Director of Marketing & Fundraising, Cancer Council NSW said that the mural is a great way for the public to get involved and support the appeal:

“We’re aiming to raise over $4million for cancer research through the Daffodil Day Appeal and we need the support of our communities to help us do this. Taking part in the mural is another way to help us raise awareness of the appeal – and you might like to buy a daffodil pin or some fresh daffodils at the same time from one of our wonderful volunteers.”

The Daffodil Day Appeal

The Daffodil Day Appeal takes place throughout August, culminating in Daffodil Day on Friday 23 August 2019.

Thanks to investment in research over many years, amazing advancements have been made in cancer prevention, screening and treatment – helping to increase survival rates from 49% in the 1980s to 69% today.

This year, Daffodil Day celebrates 33 years of turning Australia yellow, with Cancer Council aiming to raise more than $4 million for cancer research through online donations, and by recruiting more than 8,600 volunteers to staff around 1,370 sites on Daffodil Day.

The Daffodil Day art mural will be at the Martin Place Amphitheatre, Sydney, from 6am – 4pm on Friday 23rd August.


About Cancer Council

Cancer Council is Australia’s leading cancer charity working across every aspect of every cancer. Every day, we support families affected by cancer when they need it most, speak out on behalf of the community on cancer issues, empower people to reduce their cancer risk, and find new ways to better detect and treat cancer. With your help, we’re getting closer to a cancer free future every minute, every hour, every day.

For more information or to get involved, visit or call 1300 65 65 85.


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