Call on everyday heroes to help fight cancer

SUPPORT: Ballarat Daffodil Day site manager Robert Petrie with the well-loved Cancer Council bears on sale, this year in fire-fighting apparel, available from stalls next month. Picture: Luka Kauzlaric

SUPPORT: Ballarat Daffodil Day site manager Robert Petrie with the well-loved Cancer Council bears on sale, this year in fire-fighting apparel, available from stalls next month. Picture: Luka Kauzlaric

DAFFODIL Day site manager Rob Petrie says volunteering on a stall is rewarding work. People will often share stories about their cancer journey, others like to ask about Cancer Council Victoria and want to know how they can help.

Cancer Council has put out the call for volunteers to sell merchandise on Daffodil Day on August 25.

Mr Petrie said there were Ballarat businesses that got involved by organising staff to work short shifts, others had been personally affected by cancer.

He became involved after working for Cancer Council for 10 years, including time organising Relay for Life.

“You just have to be prepared to help,” Mr Petrie said. “I think there’s a also a lovely level of camaraderie working together on a stall and meeting people you haven’t met before.”

Daffodil Day will mark its 31st anniversary this year with about 1000 volunteers on stalls about the state aiming to raise $1.4 million for Cancer Council’s prevention, research and support programs. To help: daffodilday.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.

The story Call on everyday heroes to help fight cancer first appeared on The Courier.

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