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Got a fantastic fundraising idea already in mind? Go for it! The sky is the limit with ideas to raise funds for the Cancer Society... from producing your own rap songs to knitting for a cause... you name it and we're all for it. Feel free to run an idea past our fundraising team - they are always happy to chat.

Can-do attitude

Three days a week, rain or shine, Kay Dodunski can be seen riding her scooter round the streets of Kawerau collecting recyclable cans. The octogenarian says the “scavenging” is her way of giving back – cashing in the aluminium cans at a scrap metal dealer and donating the proceeds to the Cancer Society. Kay’s work follows in the footsteps of her husband Ray, who died four years ago. Between them, they’ve raised $6,000 for the Cancer Society over the years. "Just the satisfaction of doing something useful,” she says. “You can't just curl up and do nothing because you are getting a bit older." Kay’s amazing fundraising commitment saw her featured on national TV show Seven Sharp.

Jerseys on - hair off

A Good Friday rugby match between Rangataua and Mount Maunganui Marlins sports clubs was all for a good cause with the teams raising over $13,000 for the Cancer Society. So how did they do it? Limited edition match jerseys featuring the Cancer Society’s iconic daffodil went under the hammer, and many of the players were sporting a streamlined look when they ran onto the pitch. “We did a big club night before the game and had four barbers donate their time to shave some of the guys’ heads,” says Mt Maunganui Marlins player Chris Elvin. But teaming up in the fight against cancer didn’t mean the boys went easy on each other on the field. "We’ve had a pretty good rivalry over the years,” explains Chris.

Classrooms for a cause

Every year we receive heart-warming support from schools all over Aotearoa. Last year 1161 schools took part in a huge range of Daffodil Day fundraisers. Awesome schools teaching awareness while giving back to the community.

Check out our Tools for Schools under the Daffodil Day tab.

How your fundraising makes a difference

There are many ways that your support makes a difference for people with cancer

1,046,683 km
The distance our volunteers drive patients to treatment every year
47,984
The number of nights people stay in our accommodation
14,882
Number of supportive care programme attendees
$62,160,659
Total spend on research between 2008 and 2019

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