This month Cancer Council is celebrating 30 years of Daffodil Day – that’s 30 years of painting Queensland yellow to grow hope for a cancer free future.
With the help and support of our volunteers we hope to raise $1.5 million throughout August for our work in cancer control – with the official day held on Friday, August 26.
Since the iconic campaign launched in 1989, volunteers have played an instrumental part in helping us reduce the burden of cancer in Queensland and reach many milestones.
This includes the opening of the Gluyas Rotary Lodge in Townsville in 1991, providing a home away from home for cancer patients during their treatment.
Continuing throughout the 90’s, Cancer Council launched the Sun Smart Schools Program which educates children on the importance of being SunSmart.
As technology continued to develop throughout the 2000’s, Cancer Council made their largest ever investment into a clinical study – a robotic trial for prostate cancer.
Then in 2012, the ESA Wig and Turban Service was established, providing cancer patients with free wigs and turbans while undergoing treatment.
These are just some of the achievements of Cancer Council Queensland over the last 30 years – made possible by you – our volunteers.
With your help and continued support, we can make further improvements over the next several decades and work towards a cancer free future.
This Daffodil Day more than 1600 volunteers will staff more than 230 volunteer sites around Queensland and help sell more than 800,000 fresh daffodils.
To volunteer, donate or find out more about Daffodil Day, visit daffodilday.com.au.