Tomorrow (August 22) Queensland will turn yellow for Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day!
Cancer Council Queensland is calling on locals to show their support for Queenslanders affected by cancer by simply purchasing a pin, a fresh bunch of flowers or making a donation at a number of volunteer sites across the state.
Daffodil Day is one of the most iconic fundraising events to hit Queensland streets, shopping centres and businesses – a day thousands of volunteers and supporters come together to make a difference in the fight against cancer.
Pre-recorded radio interviews are available with Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift P. (07) 3634 5372 M.0409 001 171
What: Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day – Friday, August 22
Where: Pre-recorded radio interviews are available today, ahead of Daffodil Day on Friday (tomorrow). Please contact Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift on 0409 001 171 to arrange interviews today.
Why: This year marks 28 years of Daffodil Day in Australia. More than 1000 volunteers will man over 270 sites to sell around 800,000 fresh daffodils in the hope of raising $1.7
Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said thousands of volunteers would be out in force this Friday, selling daffodils and merchandise across the state.
“Every dollar donated in support of Daffodil Day helps grow hope for better treatments, hope for more survivors, and hope for a cancer free future,” Ms Clift said.
“This year alone, 24,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer, and 8000 will die from the disease.
“A bright splash of yellow does more than light up the community – it means we are taking steps to beat cancer and to show our support to those affected.”
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.
Show you care by sharing your Daffodil Day photos on social media with the hashtag #mydaffodilpin.
Donate at www.daffodilday.com.au or call the Fundraising Hotline 1300 65 65 85.
Cancer Council Queensland is an independent, community-based charity. The achievements of Cancer Council Queensland are made possible by the generosity of Queenslanders.
For more information, please contact:
Kim Ryan, Senior Media Advisor, Cancer Council Queensland
P. (07) 3634 5239 M.0488 015 702