Daffodil Day raises $4,950 for Cancer Council Queensland

Cancer Council Queensland Innisfail branch volunteers, Lyn Chiozzini and Sue Moir, with Jodie Jose (middle), Bunnings Innisfail Activities Organiser, at their stall outside Bunnings.

OVER two days, volunteers from Cancer Council Queensland Innisfail branch raised $4,950 for Cancer Council Queensland, through the sale of silk daffodils, merchandise, and home-made relish, and the collection of donations. 

Fresh bunches of daffodils were sold for $12, as well as silk floral arrangements, which were made with love and hope by Aurora.

Stalls were set up outside Jill’s Stationery, Bunnings, and Coles in Innisfail, as well as Chitta Chatta’s Café Restaurant, Kurrimine Beach, and the branch is especially grateful to these businesses.

Daffodil Day is one of Australia’s most popular fundraising events and this year marks the 35th year since it was established.

The vibrant yellow daffodil is recognised internationally as the symbol of hope for all people affected by cancer. The Cancer Council chose it as their emblem as the bright yellow colouring heralds the return of spring, representing new life and growth.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020, the Daffodil Day Appeal raised close to $1.5 million for life-saving cancer research.

During the month of August, people were encouraged to donate a daffodil to help make a difference by raising funds for life-saving cancer research. 

Sadly, with close to 150,000 Australians diagnosed with cancer every year, most people have been touched by cancer.

Every donation helps fund world-class research into cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment options, and each year communities come together to support the vital work done by the Cancer Council Queensland. 

All funds raised go towards research, support services, advocacy, and prevention programs.

Cancer patients living in the Cassowary Coast region can utilise the Marylyn Mayo Lodge in Cairns. 

This place of accommodation assists patients and families while they are undergoing cancer treatment and now has two vehicles to provide transport to and from hospitals. 

The Cancer Council Queensland lodge is one of six across the State, which are only made possible through the assistance and fundraising efforts of their supporters.

The Volunteers from the Innisfail branch want to thank the local community and businesses for their fantastic support of the work done by Cancer Council Queensland.

In Queensland, one person is diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes. Those who wish to support this year’s Daffodil Day Appeal can still get involved with fundraising during the month of September.Online donations can be made via www.daffodilday.com.au/donate.

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