Cancer Council is calling on Queenslanders to show their support for Daffodil Day in 2018, by volunteering a few hours of their time to help save the life of someone they love.
Cancer Council’s most iconic fundraising event, Daffodil Day, will take place on Friday, August 24, 2018 to raise funds for lifesaving cancer research.
Over the past 20 years, more than 61,000 lives have been saved by improvements in cancer prevention, screening and treatment right across Australia as a result of ongoing research.
With the help of volunteers selling daffodils to raise funds, many more lives will be saved.
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan encouraged locals to turn the state yellow and spread hope by volunteering on Daffodil Day this year.
“Daffodil Day is one of Queensland’s most iconic events, bringing hope and joy into the lives of locals affected by cancer,” Ms McMillan said.
“The daffodil is the international symbol of hope – with every daffodil sold, we can invest in research that will give hope to Queenslanders every minute, every hour, every day.
“This year we’re seeking around 1200 people to volunteer their time to sell thousands of daffodils from 300 sites across the state.
“Whether you can volunteer for a few hours, or a full day, your contribution will help us raise vital funds that can be invested back into research.
“While cancer research has made some extraordinary breakthroughs over the years, with treatments improving all the time, there are still cancers with low survival rates and limited treatment options.
“One Queenslander is still diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes – more than 27,000 people each year.
“Support for Daffodil Day ensures that we’re investing in cutting-edge, lifesaving research that will bring a cancer free future closer.”
This year Daffodil Day celebrates 32 years, with Cancer Council Queensland aiming to raise more than $1 million from the campaign.
“We want to encourage everyone to get involved in Daffodil Day, and know that their involvement could save the life of someone they love,” Ms McMillan said.
To volunteer on Daffodil Day, or find out more, visit daffodilday.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.
For more information or interviews, please contact:
Public Relations Manager,
Cancer Council Queensland
Phone: (07) 3634 5345
Mobile: 0409 001 171