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Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

CAN­CER Coun­cil Queens­land is call­ing on Townsville to help save lives by sup­port­ing fundrais­ing for vi­tal re­search this Daf­fodil Day. More than 1000 peo­ple are di­ag­nosed with can­cer in the North each year.

CCQ raises funds for re­search into the dis­ease each year through Daf­fodil Day, on Au­gust 28. The or­gan­i­sa­tion hopes to raise more than $ 140,000 in North Queens­landQ alone, set­ting g thee goal to sell more than 9000 bunches of daf­fodils.

“Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land hopes to raise $ 1.7 mil­lion dur­ing the Daf­fodil Ap­peal and on the of­fi­cial Daf­fodil Day, while na­tion­ally, the cam­paignp g aims to raise $ 8.5 mil­lion,” ,” CCQ spokes­woman Katie Clift said.

Daf­fodil Day sites will be op­er­at­ing through­out Townsville in­clud­ing Stock­land Northshore, Townsville and Kmart Plaza, Her­mit Park Shop­ping Cen­tre, Castle­town Shop­ping Cen­tre, An­nan­dale Shop­ping Cen­tre and Townsville Bul­letin Square.

Pic­ture: FIONA HARD­ING

FAM­ILY AF­FAIR: Chris­tine Tay­lor got into the spirit of Daf­fodil Day with sons Ben­jamin, 5, and Lach­lan, 3.

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