Channel Ten’s Kristina Costalos is growing hope for the one in two Queenslanders affected by cancer as an official Queensland Daffodil Day ambassador for 2015!
Queenslanders are invited to show they care about beating cancer by donating funds and raising awareness during the month of August, with this year’s official Daffodil Day on Friday the 28th.
Reporter Kristina Costalos is encouraging all Queenslanders to give generously towards hope for better treatments, hope for more survivors and hope for a cancer free future.
“I am proud to be an official Queensland ambassador for Daffodil Day this year – we can all make a difference to people diagnosed, and their friends and family members,” Ms Costalos said.
“Cancer has personally touched my family – my Grandma passed away from bowel cancer earlier this year – so I know the impact a diagnosis can have and how much support is needed.
“It’s never been more important for all of us to do what we can to help Queenslanders affected – we can make a big difference with a little of our time and a few of our dollars.
“Investing in cancer research, supporting Queenslanders who are diagnosed and ensuring their survival is imperative – and possible through initiatives like Daffodil Day.
“Getting involved is so easy – buy a pin to show you care about Queenslanders affected by cancer, and upload a selfie with the hashtag #daffodilday.
“Or you can be part of the Daffodil Appeal and donate online during August at daffodilday.com.au.”
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 and wear a daffodil pin to show they care about beating cancer.
“You can also sign up to volunteer on the day, donate online during the month of August or order a merchandise box to sell at your school or workplace.
“All funds raised during the Daffodil Appeal, and on Daffodil Day, are invested in vital cancer research, prevention and education programs and patient support services in Queensland.”
Cancer Council hopes to raise $1.7 million during the Daffodil Appeal and on Daffodil Day this year.
More information about Cancer Council Queensland 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