Laure Bailey knows that without donations to cancer research she wouldn't be here today.
The Albury mother-of-three is going through her second bout of cancer treatment at the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre and said donating to the Cancer Council's Daffodil Day continued to save people's lives.
"Ten years ago I beat cancer in the bowel," she said.
"It was stage three so I did quite well and then they found it in the duodenum which apparently affected less than 1 per cent - so it is quite rare.
"So much research over the years has gone to keeping me alive and others who wouldn't have had a chance otherwise. So the donations are to save my life."
If it wasn't for regular colonoscopies Ms Bailey doesn't believe doctors would have found her second cancer.
"I was having regular colonoscopies since the bowel cancer so that is why they were able to pick it up," she said.
"I am now having radiation to shrink it because it is sitting on a main artery, so hopefully they can shrink it and cut it out and that will be it.
"I am an inpatient at the moment because of my levels in the blood work aren't great so twice a day they bring me down and I have treatment and then they take me back up again.
"I am tired but that is quite normal and I get a bit of nausea because it is on the abdomen but other than that I am quite well.
"I am having chemo as well so I am getting it all in one fell swoop.
"But I will beat this one too."
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Wangaratta grandmother Maria Pulvirenti has been donating on Daffodil Day since she can remember, but this year she is receiving radiotherapy for breast cancer.
"I never thought I would be on the other end of it," she said.
"But the donations do go a long way and the cancer centre is just incredible.
"I was hoping I was going to win TattsLotto last night and buy them another machine because they are so busy here, but that didn't happen.
"I was going to win $40 million and apparently they are $5 million each."
Mrs Pulvirenti said she has only four treatments to go and regular mammograms are so important.
"That is how I found the small lump and now all my tennis friends and those I talk to make sure they are getting them every two years," she said.
"They are so important and I know they save lives.
"But the biggest thing we want is a cure and that is why donations are so important."
The two women shared their stories on Friday during a morning tea held for Daffodil Day at GenesisCare Albury Wodonga.
To donate visit daffodilday.com.au