CANCER Council Queensland have officially launched its most iconic fundraiser, Daffodil Day, on the Gold Coast with the help of the team at Jupiters Hotel & Casino.
To mark the occasion and kick start the month-long fundraiser, Jupiters’ Pastry Chefs unveiled a special 300-cupcake display in the form of a the daffodil – the international symbol of hope.
The chefs used 100 eggs, 8kg of butter, 12kg of cake flour, 12kg castor sugar, 10kg of cream cheese, 5kg of icing sugar and a bottle of vanilla to create the cupcake masterpiece.
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Cancer Council Queensland Regional Fundraising Coordinator Lyn Mitchell urged locals to support Daffodil Day this year.
“A bright splash of yellow does more than light up the community – it means we are taking steps to beat cancer and show our support for those affected,” Ms Mitchell said.
“We are thankful for the kind support of Jupiters Hotel & Casino in helping raise important awareness and encouraging locals to get on board.
“This Daffodil Day, Cancer Council Queensland hopes to raise $1.5 million to support its vital work in cancer research, education and patient support services.”
Jupiters Hotel & Casino Managing Director Geoff Hogg said the property was committed to helping in the fight against cancer.
“So many lives rely on Cancer Council Queensland’s wonderful work and the team here is extremely proud to be a major supporter of such an important organisation,” Mr Hogg said.
“Daffodil Day is a symbol of hope for the future and being a part of this positive movement is a fantastic way to show your support for those touched by cancer and to help raise vital funds and awareness for a very worthy cause.”
The official Daffodil Day is on Friday August 22. For more information about supporting the event visit daffodilday.com.au.