Head to toe in yellow
CANCER Council Queensland is appealing to schools around the state to turn yellow and participate in Daffodil Day on Friday, August 24.
Every dollar donated through Daffodil Day makes a difference to people with cancer and their families throughout Queensland by funding vital cancer research.
More than 27,000 Queenslanders will be diagnosed with cancer in 2018, and while cancer research has made some extraordinary breakthroughs over the years, with treatments getting more successful all the time, there are still some cancers with low survival rates.
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillan encouraged schools to get involved in this iconic campaign.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to build relationships with the local community and to show support to those affected by cancer,” Ms McMillan said.
“With one in two Queenslanders diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, it’s so important that we fund the best research available.
“By setting up a stall or having a free-dress for gold coin donation on Daffodil Day, schools in Queensland can really help to make a difference.”
Schools will receive a Daffodil Day host kit with tools and resources, from colouring-in sheets to planting daffodil activities and instructions for DIY daffodils.
Teachers are also encouraged to explain to their classes what Daffodil Day is all about.
For more information or to get involved, please visit www.cancerqld.org.au /daffodilday/school.