Flower power to save lives: StarTrack delivers 965,000 daffodils for Daffodil Day Appeal

More than 965,000 daffodils have arrived in Queensland, just in time for Daffodil Day (Friday August 23)!

The daffodils will be delivered to fundraising sites across the state by StarTrack.

A colourful media opportunity will be held in Brisbane at 4pm on Wednesday, August 21, with Cancer Council Queensland and Star Track employees. The location in New Farm overlooks the city’s skyline, which will be lit up later in the week in support of the Daffodil Day Appeal.

Media are invited to attend for photo, filming and interview opportunities:

What: Star Track support Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day Appeal
Who: CCQ and Star Track employees
When: Wednesday, August 21 at 4pm
Where: 210 Bowen Terrace, New Farm (overlooking the
Media contact: CCQ PR and Social Media Manager Lisa Maynard M. 0488 015 702

Vision opportunities:

  • Interviews with Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillan and Star Track Queensland State Manager Greg Smith
  • StarTrack driver and a truck
  • Cancer Council Queensland staff dressed as daffodils
  • A first look at the fresh daffodils that have arrived in Queensland

Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day Appeal, which is raising funds for life-saving cancer research, is taking place throughout August, culminating in Daffodil Day on Friday, August 23.

StarTrack is an official partner of the Daffodil Day Appeal and 2019 will mark the 19th consecutive year of providing vital support for Cancer Council.

Over this long partnership, StarTrack has contributed over $2.5 million to Cancer Council, helping them work towards achieving their vision of a cancer free future.

Each year StarTrack provides an in-kind service to Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day Appeal by delivering merchandise to thousands of locations around Australia free of charge. This year, for the second year in a row, Daffodil Day pins will also be sold in more than 700 participating post offices and business hubs around Australia.

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan thanked StarTrack for their support and encouraged Queenslanders to get involved in the Daffodil Day Appeal.

“The daffodil is the international symbol of hope for cancer patients,” Ms McMillan said.

“Money raised this year through the Daffodil Day Appeal this year will provide more than hope to people affected by cancer, it will fund vital cancer research that is saving lives every day.

“Around 27,800 Queenslanders are diagnosed with cancer each year.

“Whether you buy flowers for yourself, gift them to a friend, or donate – your support for our Daffodil Day Appeal will help support those affected and save lives.”

To raise awareness for the Daffodil Day Appeal there will be a number of bridges and landmarks lit up yellow on Thursday, August 22, including the Story Bridge, Victoria Bridge and Reddacliff Place.

To find a Daffodil Day site near you or to donate visit daffodilday.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.

About the Daffodil Day Appeal:  

The Daffodil Day Appeal 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.

2019 marks the 33rd year of Daffodil Day in Australia, with funds raised supporting vital research for a cancer free future.

Cancer Council is the largest independent funder of cancer research in Australia and aims to raise more than $4 million across the country this Daffodil Day Appeal.

For more information, photos, or interviews, please contact:

Lisa Maynard, Manager, Public Relations and Social Media, Cancer Council Queensland
M. 0488 015 702 E: lisamaynard@cancerqld.org.au