Cancer Council Queensland has launched a new range of Daffodil Day themed merchandise ahead of next month’s iconic fundraising event.
Daffodil Day will bloom on the Gold Coast on August 25, with hundreds of locals expected to buy flowers and merchandise to raise funds for those affected by cancer.
This year, Cancer Council are encouraging Gold Coasters to dig deep prior to the day and pre-purchase some of the limited edition items, including the ‘Fireman’ Dougal Bear, enamel pin, or the daffodil-themed pen.
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Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said each item sold, including every iconic Dougal Bear, helps to give hope to locals diagnosed with cancer.“On the Gold Coast, more than 3630 people are diagnosed with cancer each year and sadly, around 1120 die from the disease,” Ms McMillan said.
“All funds raised through the sale of our merchandise, and daffodils the week of Daffodil Day, are injected into research and support programs that give back to the community.
“On the Gold Coast, we’re proud to offer cancer patients with direct access to services including counselling, accommodation in Brisbane for those travelling for treatment, peer support programs, wigs and turbans, and more. With the support of the community for Daffodil Day, we can continue to reach out and support those in a time of need.”
Ms McMillan said locals could purchase individual merchandise items, or a pre-packed box to sell on to colleagues, customers or community groups. “Our pre-packed boxes of merchandise are perfect to take to your workplace, or share with a community group, and help raise funds for the fight against cancer,” Ms McMillan said.
“While purchasing a bear, a pin, a pen or bunch of yellow flowers may seem like a simple gesture, it means you are brightening the lives of locals diagnosed with cancer.”
The 2017 Daffodil Day range includes pens $6, daffodil pins $5, Dougal Bear $10, and fresh daffodils cost $7 per bunch. Items from the Daffodil Day range can be purchased online at daffodilday.com.au.