Cancer Council is calling on Queenslanders to show their support for Daffodil Day in 2018, by volunteering a few hours of their time to help raise funds for lifesaving cancer research.
The iconic fundraising event will take place on Friday August 24 this year, and volunteers are needed to help sell daffodils to raise funds.
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan encouraged locals to turn the state yellow and spread hope by volunteering.
“This year we’re seeking around 1200 people to volunteer their time to sell thousands of daffodils from 300 sites across the state,” she said.
“Whether you can volunteer for a few hours, or a full day, your contribution will help us raise vital funds that can be invested back into research.
“The daffodil is the international symbol of hope – and with every daffodil sold, we can invest in research that will give hope to Queenslanders every minute, every hour, every day.
“While cancer research has made some extraordinary breakthroughs over the years, with treatments improving all the time, there are still cancers with low survival rates and limited treatment options.”
This year Daffodil Day celebrates 32 years, with Cancer Council Queensland aiming to raise more than $1 million from the initiative.
“One Queenslander is still diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes – more than 27,000 people each year,” MS McMillan said.
“Support for Daffodil Day ensures that we’re investing in cutting-edge, lifesaving research that will bring a cancer free future closer.”
To volunteer on Daffodil Day, or find out more, visit daffodilday.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.