Daffodil Day Charity Event in Zagreb

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Daffodil Day, a charity public health event dedicated to prevention and early detection of breast cancer, will take place in the center of Zagreb on Saturday, Politika plus reported on March 24, 2017 . Selling daffodils is meant to raise awareness about breast cancer as a serious public health problem and to educate women about the importance of regular breast examination in order to detect the signs as early as possible, while the disease is still treatable.

Mortality rates from breast cancer in Croatia are among the highest in Europe, and the disease is becoming more common in younger women. Breast cancer affects about 2,300 women a year, and in 900 cases it is incurable. The most vulnerable age group includes women aged 50-69.

Daffodil Day will be held at Flower Square on Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event is organized by associations of breast cancer survivors Sve za nju, P.I.N.K. life and Europa Donna.

City of Zagreb Office for health, Labor and social Welfare and the Croatian League Against Cancer will mark Daffodil Day at the Main Square. The event will start at 9.45, when a joint photo of healthy, cured and women diagnosed with breast cancer will be taken in order to emphasize the importance of breast cancer prevention.

A mobile mammography device will be set up at the Main Square, allowing women to do a breast examination on the spot. The mobile mammography program in Zagreb is designed for women aged 40-49 and those older than 69, the age groups not covered by the National Program of Breast Cancer Early Detection. The mammography is free and a medical referral is not necessary.

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