Married at First Sight’s Nadia Stamp has put her quest for love on hold this month and instead devoted her time to making a difference in the fight against cancer.
The reality TV star has teamed up with Cancer Council Queensland to show her support for Daffodil Day (August 25), as an official ambassador of the iconic campaign.
Nadia said her motivation behind supporting Daffodil Day stemmed from her own personal experience with cancer. “My mum was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 – it was an incredibly tough time for her and our family,” Nadia said. “As a family we were so lucky that she got through it but I want to help ensure that no one else has to go through what we did.
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“Cancer is a major health burden in Australia, with more than 134,000 diagnosed each year and around 44,000 people dying from the disease annually. I want to do my bit to help – if I can create more awareness through Daffodil Day and help raise funds I know it could make a difference to those affected.”
Nadia urged Australians to show their support for someone they know affected by cancer, by getting involved in Daffodil Day. “Daffodil Day is such an important campaign – and I would encourage everyone to get behind it to support those going through cancer,” she said.
“Whether you wear a pin, buy a bunch of daffodils or donate at daffodilday.com.au, it all makes a difference. Every dollar we raise goes towards cancer research and the development of treatments to fight this disease, and enables Cancer Council to support those in need.”
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan encouraged Australians to save the date and join Nadia in showing their support for the cause. “Daffodil Day is one of Australia’s most iconic events, bringing hope and joy into the lives of locals affected by cancer,” Ms McMillan said. “We’re proud to have Nadia on board as an ambassador in 2017 and we encourage others to also show their support.
“The daffodil is the international symbol of hope – with every daffodil sold, we can reach out and support everyone affected by cancer.
“This month wear a pin for someone you know affected by cancer, volunteer or buy a fresh bunch of blooms on Daffodil Day. All funds raised from Daffodil Day are invested in vital cancer research, prevention and education programs and patient support services across Australia.”
To find out more about Daffodil Day, volunteer or buy merchandise, visit daffodilday.com.au or call 1300 65 65.