Dedicate a Daffodil to help fund vital cancer research

Cancer Council is calling on Gold Coasters to help fund vital cancer research by dedicating a virtual daffodil to someone they love, ahead of Daffodil Day on August 24.

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillan said that through the new initiative, Dedicate a Daffodil, Queenslanders could show their support for loved ones impacted by cancer.

“Cancer Council works across every aspect of cancer, but we rely on the generosity of community donations to fund our work,” Ms McMillan said.


“By donating and dedicating a virtual daffodil this year, you can show your support to those who are currently facing a cancer diagnosis and also make a commitment to fund vital cancer research that could one day save the life of someone you love.

“With one in two Queenslanders diagnosed with cancer by the time they are 85, everyone is touched by cancer in some way.

“Dedicating a daffodil is your chance to donate to cutting-edge, lifesaving research to give all Queenslanders hope for a cancer free future.”

Dedicating a virtual daffodil is easy:
• Go online at and make a donation to receive your virtual daffodil.
• Fill in your details and the details of the person receiving the virtual daffodil.
• Click send! Your loved one will receive their virtual daffodil via email with your personalised message.
• You will also receive a copy of your virtual daffodil dedication.

Queenslanders can also show their support for Cancer Council Queensland by volunteering to sell daffodils on the official day, August 24, or purchasing a fresh bunch of flowers and a pin.

For more information on Daffodil Day, visit or call 1300 65 65 85.

Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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