I love Daffodils. They are bright and cheerful and always make me smile. They’re like a little ray of sunshine (on a cloudy day)! Here’s a picture of one I made out of paper this week. [I'll even auction it to the highest bidder, donating the funds to the Cancer Council. Send your bid price to firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business Wed 31st August 2011.]
This year, Australia celebrates 25 years of support with Daffodil Day on 26th August. This fund raising event provides for the Cancer Council's research, prevention and support services for patients and their families.
Did you know that?
The daffodil is recognised as the international symbol of hope for all touched by cancer.
Daffodil Day aims to provide hope for a brighter, cancer free future for ourselves and our loved ones.
Cancer in Australia
Cancer is a leading cause of death in Australia – more than 43,000 people are estimated to have died from cancer in 2010*. And an estimated 114,000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in Australia in 2010*, resulting in $3.8 billion in direct health system costs *.
Statistics show that 60 per cent of cancer patients will survive more than five years after diagnosis.
A cancer sufferer may recover medically however the impact on their finances could be devastating. The expenses incurred are an added burden on an already stressful situation. Medical expenses (those not covered by health insurance), loss of income due to time off work, temporary re-location and possible modification to the family home are just a few of the expenses that soon add up.
At the recent Risk Store conference I attended, I heard stories from two cancer patients and their battles with the big C. What struck me were the common elements from two very different people with two very different cancers. That surviving cancer had changed their outlook and their values in life and despite thinking they’d taken out enough trauma cover, they both felt underinsured. It was a shock to their system and a shock to their financial resources that they could never have anticipated.
While nothing can ease the emotional heartache and pain of suffering a trauma event, trauma insurance plans can provide you with financial peace of mind.
When you’re donating this year, think about what a few dollars a week for insurance cover could do for you and your family if you ever need it. To explore your trauma insurance options, call our office on 02 9417 6011 to schedule a convenient time for your consultation.
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