Queensland turned yellow on Friday, August 23, with over 900,000 daffodils sold across the state for the 2019 Daffodil Day Appeal.
Daffodil Day is Cancer Council’s most iconic and much-loved fundraising campaign.
It is a day of hope when Australians show their support for the people they know (or even those they don’t know) who have been affected by cancer.
Over 2,000 volunteers set up hundreds of stalls across Queensland; outside shopping centres, public transport hubs, and hospitals.
The Brisbane flagship stall at King George Square saw the popular thoroughfare bloom with daffodils.
Cancer Council Queensland sincerely thanks Brisbane Broncos players Sam Tagataese and Meg Ward for coming down to the King George Square stall and volunteering their time to sell daffodils, as well as decoration vendor Balloons and Sparkle for helping make the stall stand out with a giant yellow bio-degradable balloon arch.
Cancer Council Queensland also thanks Channel 10 newsreader Georgina Lewis for her support of the Daffodil Day Appeal. Georgina was named a Cancer Council Queensland ambassador following her own close call with skin cancer.
For more photos of the 2019 Daffodil Day Appeal, check out the Cancer Council Queensland Facebook photo album.
2019 marked the 33rd year of Daffodil Day in Australia, with funds raised supporting vital research for a cancer free future.
It’s with this ongoing investment in research that amazing advancements have been made in cancer prevention, screening and treatment – helping to increase survival rates from 49 per cent in the 1980s to 69 per cent today.
With more work to be done, Cancer Council Queensland aims to bring more hope to those impacted with cancer through the 2020 Daffodil Day Appeal.