TOMORROW IS DAFFODIL DAY, PLEASE HELP
This month Raelene McDonald will help turn the town yellow in support of Daffodil Day – growing hope for all Queenslanders affected by cancer!
Cancer Council Queensland will celebrate 30 years of Daffodil Day during the entire month of August, with the official day falling tomorrow (Friday, August 26).
To help brighten the streets of Mossman and spread a message of hope, Ms McDonald will volunteer her time to sell fresh flowers and merchandise outside Mossman Woolworths from 8am to 5pm, and at Mossman Bowls Club from 5pm on Friday. Locals are encouraged to get involved by wearing a pin for someone they know, volunteering their time or buying a bunch of daffodils.
Ms McDonald is looking forward to volunteering for the cause.
She has been volunteering for CCQ’s Daffodil Day for seven years.
She says that after losing a family member to cancer, she wanted to do what she could to help others in the same difficult position that she faced.
She urges the community to come and buy some lovely flowers and merchandise to honour the lost, celebrate the survivors and give hope to the fighters.
More than 1600 volunteers are expected to staff more than 230 volunteer sites across Queensland during the week of Daffodil Day, selling more than 800,000 fresh daffodils.
A bright splash of yellow does more than light up the community – it means we are taking active steps to beat cancer and to show our support to those affected.
More than 26,000 Queenslanders will be diagnosed with cancer this year alone, and about 8600 will die from the disease – we need to do all we can to support those impacted by this disease.”
To get involved, 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.
This year Cancer Council Queensland hopes to raise $1.5 million during August to invest in vital cancer research
More information about Cancer Council Queensland is available via 13 11 20 or cancerqld.org.au.
Katie Clift, Cancer Council Qld