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The Daffodil Magazine

The Daffodil Magazine


We hope you enjoy this edition of The Daffodil. It features just a few examples of the important work that your exceptional kindness makes possible.

Thanks to you we are funding critical support services for the 29,000 Queenslanders who are diagnosed with cancer every year, and whose condition makes them particularly vulnerable to viruses such as COVID-19. If you, or someone close to you, is concerned about the impacts of COVID-19 on people living with cancer, please be sure to read our story on page 4 and reach out to us on 13 11 20 for more information or support.

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With so much additional demand for our vital support services at this time, your generosity has ensured that cancer research continues. I am proud to announce the inaugural recipients of our new Accelerated Collaborative Cancer Research (ACCR) grants, Professor Mark Smyth and Professor Penelope Webb from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

Last year, we undertook a detailed review of our research funding model and this new grant program has been developed to deliver a greater commitment to research, over a longer period, to truly deliver results for cancer patients. As our General Manager of Research, Professor Joanne Aitken says, ‘the best research is done when there’s a longer-term commitment and a greater depth of funding.’ I hope you enjoy reading about these incredible projects on page 6. We couldn’t do this without you.

This year due to the COVID-19 restrictions, our flagship fundraising event, Daffodil Day, will look a little bit different. We know it is a highlight of the year for many of our supporters, but there will still be plenty of ways for you to get involved – find out more on page 8.

Thank you for everything you do to support Cancer Council Queensland.

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A preview of what’s in this issue…

CEO's message

As we reach the halfway point of the extraordinary year that has been 2020 so far, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for your generous support of Cancer Council Queensland.

2019 - What we achieved

Your support and generosity allows us to help thousands of Queenslanders impacted by cancer – thank you!

COVID-19 and cancer

At Cancer Council Queensland we are focused on doing what we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Queensland. We’re continuing to run key services whilst abiding by government health regulations to ensure the safety of our community.

Wig and Turban Service

‘I was looking on the Cancer Council Queensland website and came across the Wig and Turban Service, so I phoned up and was given all the information I needed to make the appointment go ahead as smoothly as possible: where to park, what to bring, what to expect.’