CANCER Council Queensland is desperately calling for volunteers across the Gold Coast to show they care about beating cancer this Daffodil Day (August 22), by selling fresh daffodils and merchandise.
Daffodil Day is one of the charity’s most iconic fundraising events and is a day thousands of Queenslanders come together to make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer.
Cancer Council Queensland Regional Fundraising Coordinator Lyn Mitchell said preparations for Daffodil Day on the Gold Coast were well-underway, but more volunteers were needed to make the day a success.
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“Community support is vital to the continued success of Daffodil Day and while volunteering for a couple of hours may seem like a small gesture – it will do a lot to brighten the lives of those touched by cancer,” she said.
“We desperately need enthusiastic volunteers to sell fresh daffodils from Wednesday, August 20 to Saturday, August 23 at a number of sites across the Gold Coast*.”
[signoff icon=”icon-pin”]Gold Coast Daffodil Day sites needing support:
Australia Fair Shopping Centre
Benowa Gardens Shopping Centre
Centro Surfers Paradise
Gold Coast Hospital
Oasis Shopping Centre
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Q Super Centre
Robina Town Centre
Southport Park Shopping Centre
John Flynn Hospital
Harbour Town Shopping Centre
Helensvale Town Centre
Pacific Pines Town Centre
Stockland Burleigh Heads
Treetops Plaza Shopping Centre
My Centre Nerang
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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.
Gold Coast locals can get involved by purchasing merchandise or ordering a free pre-packed box of merchandise or flowers to sell to colleagues, customers or community groups.
“Each year on the Gold Coast, around 3420 people are told they have cancer and sadly more than 1080 die from the disease,” Ms Mitchell said.
“In Australia, around 350 people are diagnosed with a life-threatening cancer each and every day.
“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.”
You can purchase Daffodil Day merchandise at your local shopping centre, train and bus stations and other locations on the official day, August 22. Donations can be made at any time.
All money raised from Daffodil Day supports Cancer Council Queensland’s vital work in cancer research, education and patient support services.
Information about volunteering for Daffodil Day is available at www.daffodilday.com.au.