Nine News journalist Katherine Feeney will show she cares about beating cancer this August, signing on as a Queensland ambassador for Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day.
Queenslanders have the opportunity to donate all month to the Cancer Council’s Daffodil Appeal, ahead of the official fundraising date on Friday August 28.
Channel Nine’s Katherine Feeney encouraged all Queenslanders to buy a pin this month to show they care about beating cancer.
“Daffodil Day is one of Queensland’s most iconic fundraisers – I am proud to be on board as an official ambassador for the Cancer Council this year,” Ms Feeney said.
“All funds raised during the Daffodil Appeal, and on the official day, are invested into lifesaving cancer research, patient support services and prevention programs in Queensland.
“My family has personally been touched by cancer – I understand the confusion and the hard times that a cancer diagnosis can often bring.
“But I also know how important it is to give hope to Queenslanders affected by the disease – hope for more survivors, hope for better treatment and hope for a cancer free future.
“This Daffodil Day – buy a daffodil pin and show you care about beating cancer. Wear your pin proud, and donate a few dollars to this worthy cause.”
Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said more than 800,000 fresh daffodils were expected to be sold across the State this year.
“Buying a daffodil will brighten your day, and brighten the lives of the more than 25,000 Queenslanders who will be diagnosed with cancer this year alone,” Ms Clift said.
“We’re asking Queenslanders to purchase a pin and upload a selfie to show they care about beating cancer, using the hashtag #daffodilday.
“You can also be part of the Daffodil Appeal all month long by buying merchandise or donating online at daffodilday.com.au.
“You can also sign up to volunteer on the day or order a merchandise box to sell at your school or workplace.”
Cancer Council hopes to raise $1.7 million during the Daffodil Appeal and on Daffodil Day this year.
More information about Cancer Council Queensland and Daffodil Day is available via 13 11 20 or www.cancerqld.org.au.
For more information or interviews, please contact:
Katie Clift, Executive Manager, Media and Spokesperson, Cancer Council Queensland
Ph: (07) 3634 5372 or 0409 001 171