Flower power fights cancer
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.