Daffodil Day all about hope
IT'S all about hope tomorrow.
Each day, an estimated 300 Australians are told they have cancer while another 100 people will die from the disease.
But the daffodil continues to stand as an international symbol for hope.
Tomorrow is about giving hope to the many lives affected by cancer; hope for better treatments, hope for more survivors, and hope for a cancer-free future.
The largest national fundraising event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, The Cancer Council hopes to raise $1.9 million across the state through Daffodil day.
Cancer Council Queensland regional fundraising co-ordinator Casandra Kunst is calling on the Gladstone community to help make it a "blooming" success.
"If you think the one in two who gets cancer is one too many, please lend a hand and help us turn Gladstone yellow in support of all Queenslanders affected by cancer," she said. "Your support will help us to grow hope for better treatments, hope for more survivors, and hope for a cancer free future."
This year's Daffodil Day range includes pens for $6, enamel lapel pins for $5, key rings for $8, footballs for $7, collectable "gardener" Dougal bears for $10, large Dougal bears for $30 and bunches of fresh daffodils.