CANCER Council Queensland is gearing up to celebrate 30 years of its signature fundraising campaign Daffodil Day on Friday August 26. They are calling on Queenslanders to lock the date in and prepare to wear a pin in support.
Spokesperson Katie Clift said people could text to donate for the first time in 2016, and dedicate a daffodil in support of those affected.
“All people need to do is text HOPE to 1999 8877 and a $5/sms* donation will automatically be incorporated into their mobile bill,” Ms Clift said.
“A follow-up text message will enable people to personalise and share a daffodil dedication. Daffodil dedications will also be available via Facebook and on the Daffodil Day website.
“Daffodil Day raises funds for all Queenslanders, all cancers and invested into vital cancer research, patient support services and prevention programs statewide.
“More than 26,000 Queenslanders will be diagnosed with cancer this year alone, and about 8600 will die from the disease.”
Queenslanders can buy a pin to show their support, donate online, text to donate, order a merchandise box to sell, volunteer on the day or buy merchandise at daffodilday.com.au.
“If you think one in two people diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime is one in two too many, get involved by showing you care,” Ms Clift said.
“Get involved and grow hope for Queenslanders affected by the disease this year – for someone you know who has been touched by cancer.”
The daffodil is the international symbol of hope for everyone affected by cancer.
It’s hoped to raise $1.5 million during August and on Daffodil Day this year.
More information is available via 131 120 or cancerqld.org.au. CCQ spokeswoman Katie Clift