April 3, 2019

Daffodil Day - thanks for your support!

From baking to brewing, bike-riding to daffodil-accessorising, once again the Irish research community were huge supporters when it came to raising vital funds for the Irish Cancer Society on Daffodil Day.

Last month we asked you to get involved in marking Daffodil Day, and we’re pleased to say the response was hugely impressive. You and the general public were out in your droves on Friday March 22 to have some fun while raising funds to support cancer patients and their families.

Among the many great deeds researchers achieved on the day, the BREAST-PREDICT team based in the UCD Conway Institute organised a bake sale and raffle. Meanwhile, in RCSI Dublin, cancer researchers joined forces to cycle the distance of the Ring of Kerry on exercise bikes. Thanks so much for your efforts!

Our supporters have raised over €70 million for people affected by cancer in Ireland since the inaugural Daffodil Day in 1988. Without fundraising we couldn’t fund vital cancer research in Ireland. Since 2010 the Irish Cancer Society has invested more than €27 million in cancer research – all that money coming from generous public donations. This investment currently supports over 100 cancer researchers in research centres, hospitals and universities all across Ireland to work on a diverse range of individual or collaborative projects.

Everyone at the Irish Cancer Society hugely appreciates the support shown by everyone on crucial days like Daffodil Day. If you raised money and are yet to lodge your funds, more info on how to do so by post, phone, at the bank or online can be found here.

Above are just some of the images we came across on social media from researchers marking the day. If you have other Daffodil Day images that you’d like us to share in future research updates, please send them to