Channel Seven’s Gold Coast newsreader Amanda Abate will show support for the one in two Queenslanders diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, as part of Daffodil Day this year.
The face of Channel Seven’s new local weekend bulletin has signed on as an ambassador to help celebrate 30 years of Cancer Council’s most iconic fundraiser.
Cancer Council Queensland will celebrate Daffodil Day during the entire month of August, with the official Daffodil Day 30 year anniversary date falling on Friday August 26.
Amanda said she was excited to show her support for more than 26,000 Queenslanders who will be diagnosed with cancer this year alone.
“We all have the opportunity to grow hope for Queenslanders affected by cancer this August – through volunteering our time or donating a few dollars this Daffodil Day,” Ms Abate said.
“All funds raised for Daffodil Day are invested in Cancer Council’s vital cancer research, patient support services and prevention programs statewide.
“It’s easy to get involved – buy and wear a Daffodil pin during August to show you care, volunteer your time to sell merchandise or text to donate for the first time in 2016.
“It’s vital we do all we can to support all Queenslanders affected by cancer – mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, friends – in our community.
“I am proud to be a Cancer Council ambassador this year, and I’m calling on all Queenslanders to do what they can to support those affected by cancer.”
Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said Queenslanders could also text to donate to the cause for the first time in 2016, and dedicate a daffodil in support of those affected.
“All Australians need to do is text HOPE to 1999 8877 and a $5/sms* donation will automatically be incorporated into their mobile bill,” Ms Clift said.
“A follow-up text message will enable Australians to personalise and share a daffodil dedication. Daffodil dedications will also be available via Facebook and on the Daffodil Day website.
“Help us celebrate 30 years of this strong, iconic fundraiser by showing you care about all Queenslanders affected.”
The daffodil is the international symbol of hope for everyone affected by cancer. More information is available at daffodilday.com.au.
Cancer Council Queensland hopes to raise $1.5 million during August and on Daffodil Day this year.
More information about Cancer Council Queensland is available via 13 11 20 or cancerqld.org.au.
For more information or interviews, please contact:
Media and Spokesperson,
Cancer Council Queensland
Phone: (07) 3634 5372
Mobile: 0409 001 171
*$5 donation charge will appear on your mobile bill or usage history. Each donation costs $5 per sms. Donations are available on eligible plans, except Optus prepaid. We may keep you updated by phone/email. To opt-out? Call 1300 65 65 85 or for more information, please visit daffodilday.com.au.