AMANDA Anderson knows she is one of the lucky ones.
So far, she hasn’t had any immediate family members affected by cancer.
But that hasn’t stopped the mother-of-two spending the past five Daffodil Days manning a Ballarat stall.
“I think what attracted me to Daffodil Day was that it was one of the first fund-raising events, along with Red Nose Day,” Ms Anderson said.
“I also work in the health profession and I see how intense cancer treatment can be and how much more prevalent it is becoming.”
This Friday Ms Anderson will man the Daffodil Day stall at Stockland Wendouree, selling teddy bears, enamel pins, pens and handmade craft items.
Daffodil Day raises funds for cancer research, patient support and prevention programs.
This year’s target is $9.7 million. Ms Anderson also said more Daffodil Day volunteers were always welcome.
Anyone interested in registering can contact the Cancer Council on 1300 65 65 85.
To find your nearest Daffodil Day merchandise location, use the interactive map at daffodilday.com.au.