Across the country funds are being raised to support cancer research. Daffodil Day Campaign has been launched, through which as many as 550 Medicare and Centrelink Service Centers are coming forward for the cause and raising funds.
The Federal Human Services Minister, Senator Kim Carr, asserted that the campaign that is going to be held on Friday, will lay emphasis on the lives of those Australians, who have been affected by cancer. It will lend them a hand of support and hand and make them feel more enthusiastic for the life to come.
Senator Kim Carr said, "One in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. I am proud that government is able to support the Cancer Council via largest network of offices".
Further Kim Carr added that many of the cancers, almost one in three, can be treated and even prevented, if provided with proper treatment and diagnosed at the right time.
The funds raised will help the Cancer Council to bring about significant changes in the lives of those affected and also spread awareness regarding the disease.
Cancer Council Australia Chief Executive Officer Professor Ian Olver emphasized that their team is very thankful to Department of Human Services for their support.