Daf­fodil Day

Central and North Burnett Times - - VOICE OF THE BURNETT -

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

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