Tomorrow is the day when all cancer patients will be supported and encouraged with yellow flowers. Daffodil Day will be celebrated by Rotorua residents tomorrow.
It has been unveiled that in last few years the number of cancer patients have increased manifold in the country. It has come to light that areas like Lakes District Health Board, Bay of Plenty, Northland and Canterbury had significantly more cancer registrations than the national average.
Although, the number of cancer patients has increased significantly, the survival rates have also improved. It is believed that because of better preventive methods, care and treatment, more and more cancer patients are being provided with effective treatment which is resulting is reduced mortality rate.
However, it is necessary to note that the cancer society don’t receive funding directly from the government which means they have to relay over the donated money. Therefore, people are being requested to take part in the coming Daffodil Day and help cancer patients living better lives.
Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society spokeswoman Alisha Kennedy said, “As the Cancer Society receives no direct government funding, it is reliant on donations and bequests from the public to continue its work in supporting those people affected by cancer, as well as their families and friends, and helping people to reduce their risk of cancer”.