DAF­FODIL DAY

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - By JODIE DIXON

DAF­FODIL day was a huge suc­cess for Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land this year.

Fri­day, Au­gust 28, was Daf­fodil Day and the ded­i­cated team of vol­un­teers spent Fri­day selling flow­ers and other fan­tas­tic items.

Vol­un­teer Bev San­ta­ca­te­rina said the fundraiser was a huge suc­cess, rais­ing a mas­sive $1713.05 – $400 more than last year.

“We want to thank Childers for all of the sup­port on Daf­fodil Day,” Mrs San­ta­ca­te­rina said.

Ev­ery year Daf­fodil Day raises funds to sup­port vi­tal re­search into can­cer, preven­tion pro­grams and much-needed pa­tient sup­port.

The daf­fodil was cho­sen as a sym­bol of hope, re­birth and a new start for all af­fected by the dis­ease.

“All the vol­un­teers here to­day are all sur­vivors of can­cer. We are a mixed group of sur­vivors, car­ers and can­cer pa­tients,” she said.

One in three peo­ple will be af­fected by can­cer and the or­gan­i­sa­tion re­lies on com­mu­nity sup­port to one day find a cure for the dis­ease.

“We have a sup­port group here in Childers. It’s not about doom and gloom – we have a laugh, a chat, it’s a place to so­cialise with oth­ers,” Mrs San­ta­ca­te­rina said.

She said it can be very hard to come to grips with a di­ag­no­sis and they were there for sup­port. For more in­for­ma­tion phone Lorraine on 4126 2305.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

DAF­FODIL DAY: Jenny Mas­ters, Lorraine Paice, Bev San­ta­ca­te­rina and Anita Shel­ton har­ness the power of the hum­ble yel­low daf­fodil.

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