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The Daffodil Magazine

The Daffodil Magazine


We hope you enjoy this edition of The Daffodil. Thanks to your incredible support, Cancer Council Queensland continues to fund more research than any other independent, community-based charity in Queensland. In 2021, we invested more than $7 million in lifesaving research.

Thanks to you, we are funding critical support services for the 30,000 Queenslanders who are diagnosed with cancer every year, while also looking towards the future and continuing to invest in lifesaving cancer research.

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In this edition of The Daffodil, you can read about some incredible research projects your support is helping to fund through the Accelerating Collaborative Cancer Research (ACCR) grants scheme (page 6 & 7), and right here in our own Viertel Cancer Research Centre. These critical projects demonstrate how Queensland researchers are making strides in improving cancer care and understanding the impact of cancer, not only in our own state, but across the globe.

We are also pleased to share with you a day in the life of 13 11 20. Thanks to your support, we’re able to keep vital cancer support and information services running when Queenslanders need them most. Our 13 11 20 Support and Information (CSI) service is available for all people living with cancer, their families, carers and friends, people wanting to reduce their cancer risk, teachers, students and healthcare professionals. Read pages 4 & 5 to hear all about this vital service from one of its longest-standing team members, Chris Sibthorpe.

Thank you for everything you do to support Cancer Council Queensland. You are the driving force behind these essential projects that are changing lives.

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A preview of what’s in this issue…

CEO's message

Here at Cancer Council Queensland, we believe making connections is a vital part of what we do. Connecting Queenslanders to our services, connecting people impacted with cancer to one another, and connecting you, our generous supporters, with the stories of those you’re helping every day.

Keeping Queenslanders safe at home

Cancer Council Queensland is committed to reducing the burden of cancer and helping the Queensland community live happy, healthy lives.

Tess’ legacy lives on

You may remember the story of Tess from our 2021 tax appeal. Tess tragically lost her life to melanoma when her daughter Mabel was only 10 months old. Shared with us by her brother Raphael, Tess’ story inspired such incredible generosity in Queenslanders, raising an incredible $636,000 for research like Professor Kiarash Khosrotehrani’s melanoma project.

Sam brave for her boys

The story of Sam, a brave mum of two who was facing terminal cervical cancer. In the midst of her treatment, Sam was suddenly faced with the extra worries of the virus affecting her when she was already immunocompromised. And would she be able to travel and make memories with her sons in the time she had left?