Daffodil Day: buy a bear, a pen, a pin

Next month Daffodil Day (August 25) will bloom in Queensland, with hundreds buying flowers and merchandise to raise funds for locals affected by cancer.

Locals are being urged to save the date and pre-purchase Cancer Council Queensland’s exclusive 2017 ‘Fireman’ Dougal Bear, an enamel pin, and a daffodil-themed pen, before the day.

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said each item sold, including every iconic Dougal Bear, gave hope to locals diagnosed with cancer.

“More than 27,000 Queenslanders are diagnosed with cancer each year and sadly, around 8700 die from the disease,” Ms McMillan said.

“All funds raised through the sale of our merchandise, and daffodils the week of Daffodil Day, are injected into research and support programs that give back to the community.

“We’re proud to offer cancer patients with direct access to services including counselling, accommodation for those travelling there for treatment, peer support programs, wigs and turbans, and more.

“With the support of the community for Daffodil Day, we can continue to reach out and support those in a time of need.

“We’ve all been touched by cancer in some way, whether that’s personally, or through a colleague or friend. This is our chance to give back and ease the burden of cancer in Queensland.”

Ms McMillan said locals could purchase individual merchandise items, or a pre-packed box to sell on to colleagues, customers or community groups.

“Our pre-packed boxes of merchandise are perfect to take to your workplace, or share with a community group, and help raise funds for the fight against cancer,” Ms McMillan said.

“While purchasing a bear, a pin, a pen or bunch of yellow flowers may seem like a simple gesture, it means you are brightening the lives of locals diagnosed with cancer.”

The 2017 Daffodil Day range includes pens $6, daffodil pins $5, Dougal Bear $10, and fresh daffodils cost $7 per bunch.

Items from the Daffodil Day range can be purchased online at daffodilday.com.au or at selected supporting outlets at Coles Express sites or selected newsagents through Gordon and Gotch.

More information about Cancer Council Queensland is available at cancerqld.org.au or 13 11 20.

For more information or interviews, please contact:
Laura McKoy,
Media Manager,
Cancer Council Queensland
Phone: (07) 3634 5345
Mobile: 0409 001 171