March 24th 2017 is Daffodil Day!
Daffodil Day volunteers from Co. Tipperary recently travelled to Croke Park, in Dublin, to help assist in the launch of the Irish Cancer Society’s 30th Daffodil Day.
Daffodil Day supporters nationwide have raised some €66million to date, for cancer affected individuals in Ireland, since its inaugural Daffodil Day launch which began in 1988. In fact Daffodil Day has now become that vital fund-raising event, which involves communities across the length and breath of Ireland, coming together to support cancer patients and their families.
Incidence of cancer continue to rise annually with up to 150 people being diagnosed with cancer here in Ireland every day. Data extracted from the National Cancer Registry of Ireland reveals that some 1,354 persons, here in Co. Tipperary, were diagnosed as having cancer over a 12 month period.
Daffodil Day is now the day that the people of Ireland come together in massive unity to strongly fight against cancer. On this day our unity and countrywide demonstration of support will once again help fund important cancer research and assist in caring for all those affected by this ghastly and alarming disease.
March 24th, the 30th anniversary of Daffodil Day, can be our day to take action against cancer and hopefully, in the not too distant future, call it to a hault.
This year the Irish Cancer Society needs to raise over €3m on Daffodil Day, to enable the funding of vital services and important cancer research. You the public can support Daffodil Day on March 24th, 2017 by:
- Holding a ‘Coffee Morning’ or other event at your home, in your school or in your place of employment.
- Register as a volunteer to help sell “Daffodil Pins”.
- Buy Daffodils from a volunteer in your community.
- Simply Donate online at www.cancer.ie
For more information on Daffodil Day visit www.cancer.ie/daffodilday
Remember the Irish Cancer Society’s Night Nursing service, which in 2016 delivered over 8,000 nights of care to cancer patients in their homes; of which 99 cancer patients in Tipperary received 447 nights of care last year.
In 2016, 659 journeys were facilitated for 57 patients from Tipperary who used the Volunteer Driver Service. The Service currently operates in 21 hospitals around the country and transports patients to and from their chemotherapy treatment.
Grants totalling €9,580 were provided to 18 families in Tipperary through the Society’s Financial Support Programme.