WITH cancer the leading cause of death in Australia the community is encouraged to dig deep and donate for Daffodil Day.
Thousands of volunteers will set up shop selling merchandise around the country for the national Cancer Council fundraiser tomorrow, with all proceeds going to cancer research.
One of those dedicated volunteers Lyn McPhail will be at Centro Mandurah selling Daffodil Day footballs, teddy bears, pens and much more for the worthy cause.
More than $5million has been raised nationally so far which is more than half the estimated target of $9million.
This is the first year Mrs McPhail has volunteered for the cause but she knows all too well how cancer can affect one’s life with her husband suffering from myeloma for the past five years.
She said dealing with cancer was a combination of both up and down emotions.
“But it’s important to maintain a positive outlook and remain active as much as possible,” Mrs McPhail said.
“It’s also important [for family and partners] to be supportive.
“The cancer organisations offer tremendous support for patients and families.”
She said despite the diagnosis being so much more accurate these days “funding is urgently needed for research”.
Mrs McPhail encouraged community members to visit her at the shopping centre and buy merchandise or make a donation.