I remember thinking that this is not how I want to spend my thirties. It felt like returning to my childhood. I will never forget the kindness of my family as they cared for me over this time.Hon Nikki Kaye MP
The nature of having a double mastectomy means that my mum cared for me in those days post-surgery. I remember thinking that this is not how I want to spend my thirties. It felt like returning to my childhood. I will never forget the kindness of my family as they cared for me over this time.
I often think of those New Zealanders that don’t have anyone to care for them. That is why the work of the Cancer Society is so important.
There are many things that we can do to help prevent cancer. Eating well and being fit are both important. Skin cancer is also a major cause of death so it is important to be sunsmart. Screening is part of a way you can beat the odds. We lose thousands of Kiwis to cancer. Lots of hearts break every week. We can change that.
30 Stories for 30 Years
In 2020 the Cancer Society celebrated the 30th anniversary of Daffodil Day.
It also marked a 30 year relationship with ANZ as the Principal Sponsor of Daffodil Day. We want to thank the team at ANZ for their amazing support.
To acknowledge this we found 30+ people to tell their story. These stories talk about the generosity of everyday New Zealanders making a difference for people with cancer. They talk about the effect of cancer on people and on whānau, they talk about hope, and they talk about the work we do here at the Cancer Society.