Hope blooms with daf­fodils

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

CAN­CER Coun­cil Queens­land hopes to sell more than 60,000 daf­fodils in Townsville for Daf­fodil Day to help sup­port peo­ple with can­cer.

Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land will cel­e­brate the fundrais­ing cam­paign dur­ing the en­tire month of Au­gust, with the of­fi­cial Daf­fodil Day date fall­ing on Au­gust 25.

The daf­fodil is the in­ter­na­tional sym­bol of hope and ev­ery daf­fodil sold will help sup­port Queens­land peo­ple with all types of can­cer.

Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land CEO Chris McMil­lan said they were en­cour­ag­ing lo­cals to help turn Townsville into a sea of yel­low. “Last year in Townsville we sold more than 62,000 daf­fodils to raise vi­tal funds for our work lo­cally and hope to sell just as many again this year,” she said.

“Lo­cals can sup­port the cause by wear­ing a daf­fodil pin for some­one they know, vol­un­teer­ing to help sell daf­fodils – or sim­ply buy­ing a bunch on Au­gust 25.

“In North Queens­land alone, more than 1440 peo­ple are di­ag­nosed with can­cer each year. Your sup­port on Daf­fodil Day en­ables us to reach out and sup­port those af­fected.” For more in­for­ma­tion visit

daf­fodil­day. com. au

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