Every day in Australia, around 350 people are told they have a life-threatening cancer and sadly more than 115 people die of the disease.
Cancer Council Queensland is calling on locals to make a date this Daffodil Day (August 22) to brighten the lives of Queenslanders impacted by cancer.
This year, Cancer Council Queensland hopes to raise $1.5 million through the annual event to support its vital work in cancer research, education programs and patient support services.
Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said supporting Daffodil Day was a way to show you care about beating cancer.
“The daffodil is the international symbol of hope for those touched by cancer, as it blooms at the end of winter and heralds the return of spring, vitality and growth,” Ms Clift said.
“A bright splash of yellow does more than light up the community – it gives hope for better treatments, hope for more survivors, and hope for a cancer free future.
“With your help, we can make a difference and beat cancer – make a date this Daffodil Day!
“Get involved by wearing a pin to show you care, ordering Daffodil Day merchandise to sell, volunteering, donating or turning your school or business yellow.”
This Daffodil Day, Cancer Council aims to raise $9.7 million nationally to fund vital cancer research, prevention programs and support services, like Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20.
You can purchase Daffodil Day merchandise at your local shopping centre, train and bus stations and other locations* on the official day, August 22. Donations can be made any time.
Show you care about beating cancer and wear a Cancer Council pin this Daffodil Day.
Information about volunteering for Daffodil Day is available at www.daffodilday.com.au.
Cancer Council Queensland is an independent, community-based charity, the achievements of which are made possible by the generosity of Queenslanders.