FLOWER POWER: Mayor Jenny Dowell with some of the volunteer sellers at SCU’s Daffodil Day.
FLOWER POWER: Mayor Jenny Dowell with some of the volunteer sellers at SCU’s Daffodil Day.

Daffodil Day a blooming good idea

IT WAS no surprise seeing Mayor Jenny Dowell taking time out from electioneering to support Daffodil Day last Friday.

As a high-profile survivor of breast cancer, Mayor Dowell has become something of a 'poster girl' for local cancer charity events in recent years.

"I was involved with the Cancer Council long before I became a cancer patient," she told The Echo.

She currently serves on the regional advisory committee for the NSW Cancer Council and said she is looking forward to the day that we find a cure and live "cancer free".

In the meantime, the fundraising for medical research goes on.

Daffodil Day is now in its 26th year and it raises about 20% of funds for the Cancer Council.

In the Far North Coast area alone it raises $100,000 through selling daffodils and merchandise. And that figure is $4 million across the state and $9 million nationally.


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