Cancer Council is calling on all Queenslanders to help fund vital cancer research by dedicating a virtual daffodil to someone they love, ahead of Daffodil Day (August 24).
Over the past 20 years, more than 61,000 Australian lives have been saved by improvements in cancer prevention, screening and treatment as a result of cancer research.
Every virtual daffodil dedicated in 2018 will raise funds to bring a cancer free future closer to ensure even more lives are saved.
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillan said that through the new initiative, Dedicate a Daffodil, Queenslanders could show their support for loved ones impacted by cancer.
“Cancer Council works across every aspect of cancer, but we rely on the generosity of community donations to fund our work,” Ms McMillan said.
“By donating and dedicating a virtual daffodil this year, you can show your support to those who are currently facing a cancer diagnosis and also make a commitment to fund vital cancer research that could one day save the life of someone you love.
“With one in two Queenslanders diagnosed with cancer by the time they are 85, everyone is touched by cancer in some way.
“Dedicating a daffodil is your chance to donate to cutting-edge, lifesaving research to give all Queenslanders hope for a cancer free future.”
Dedicating a virtual daffodil is easy:
- Go online at dedicateadaffodil.daffodilday.com.au/dedicate/ and make a donation to receive your virtual daffodil.
- Fill in your details and the details of the person receiving the virtual daffodil.
- Click send! Your loved one will receive their virtual daffodil via email with your personalised message.
- You will also receive a copy of your virtual daffodil dedication.
Queenslanders can also show their support for Cancer Council Queensland by volunteering to sell daffodils on the official day, August 24, or purchasing a fresh bunch of flowers and a pin.
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