Flower power fights cancer

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

TO­MOR­ROW is Daf­fodil Day so, if you can, get be­hind this wor­thy cause which raises money to re­search and fight cancer.

Tammy Peliz­zari is one of the many ded­i­cated Moss­man res­i­dents who will be work­ing hard to­day and to­mor­row in sup­port of Cancer Coun­cil Queens­land.

Ms Peliz­zari lost her best friend to stom­ach cancer 10 years ago and has been ded­i­cated ever since to spread­ing hope to res­i­dents af­fected by cancer through Daf­fodil Day and other fundrais­ers.

She is a mem­ber of the Moss­man Port Dou­glas Vol­un­teer Branch of Cancer Coun­cil Queens­land and, as the lo­cal Daf­fodil Day co­or­di­na­tor, will be sell­ing fresh daf­fodils with her fel­low vol­un­teers in town to­day and to­mor­row.

“We will be sell­ing daf­fodils and other mer­chan­dise to­day and to­mor­row at Anich’s Moss­man Phar­macy and Moss­man Newsagency,” Ms Peliz­zari said.

Fundrais­ing co­or­di­na­tor at Cancer Coun­cil Queens­land, Lyn­sie James, urges lo­cals to sup­port Daf­fodil Day in Moss­man and Port Dou­glas.

“Ev­ery dol­lar raised from Daf- fodil Day helps Cancer Coun­cil Queens­land in­vest in cancer re­search, ed­u­ca­tion about cancer and sup­port for the 21,000 Queens­lan­ders di­ag­nosed with cancer each year,” Ms James said.

“Ear­lier this month, Cancer Coun­cil Queens­land awarded a grant of $15,000 to the Dou­glas Shire Multi-Pur­pose Health Ser­vice (Moss­man Hospi­tal) to pur­chase two pres­sure re­liev­ing mat­tresses and two elec­tric beds, to in­crease pa­tient care and dig­nity.

“Funds will also help with the re­fur­bish­ment and run­ning of our new ac­com­mo­da­tion lodge in Cairns, which will ben­e­fit cancer pa­tients and their fam­i­lies from across Far North Queens­land.’’

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.daffodilday.com.au or call 1300 656 585.

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