EACH year on the Gold Coast, around 3420 people are told they have cancer and sadly more than 1080 die from the disease.
It’s a statistic Cancer Council Queensland wants to change, so they are urging locals to support Daffodil Day this Friday.
Daffodil Day is one of the charity’s most iconic fundraisers, with money raised going towards cancer research, education and patient support services.
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Cancer Council Queensland Regional Fundraising Coordinator Lyn Mitchell said Daffodil Day is a chance for locals to come together to make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer.
“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.
“While purchasing a pen or a bunch of yellow flowers may seem like a simple gesture, every donation brightens the life of someone diagnosed with cancer.”
“This Daffodil Day, Cancer Council Queensland hopes to raise $1.7 million to support its vital work in cancer research, education and patient support services.”
Daffodil Day is on Friday August 22. For more information about how you can donate, visit daffodilday.com.au.