Head to toe in yel­low

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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.

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