The launch of Cancer Council Queensland's Daffodil Day was celebrated at Express Fitness, Gladstone on Wednesday.
The launch of Cancer Council Queensland's Daffodil Day was celebrated at Express Fitness, Gladstone on Wednesday.

Daffodil Day brings hope to cancer sufferers

YELLOW will bloom into a golden river of hope across Gladstone over the coming weeks.

The Cancer Council Queensland on Wednesday launched the Daffodil Day fundraiser in the city.

Daffodil Day, on August 22, raises money for cancer research, housing for patients, therapy and preventative health activities such as fitness.

Working up a sweat for the cause, Express Fitness members donned yellow sweatbands and shirts to show their support early yesterday.

Daffodil Day mascot Fit Dougal bear was on hand to motivate the class.

Cancer Council Queensland regional fundraising co-ordinator Jessica O'Neill said Gladstone people always offered strong support for the charity.

"Today the class is all wearing yellow and are running like crazy to mark the beginning of Daffodil Day," she said.

"Everyone likes wearing yellow - it is such a bright colour it has to make you happy."

Fitness trainer Peta-Marie Pollock said everyone at the gym was getting into the theme.

"We have best-dressed prizes and other giveaways today for coming out and supporting the charity," she said.

"We are doing a Les Mills' marathon, four sessions back to back, and the class love it."

Ms O'Neill said the Cancer Council had 23 sites in central Queensland.