Cancer survivor, Christine Jones, with Nambour High School students.
Cancer survivor, Christine Jones, with Nambour High School students. Che Chapman

'D-Day' for cancer fundraising

BUNNINGS Noosaville will transform into a sea of yellow today to help Cancer Council Queensland launch the state's Daffodil Day.

The 2016 Daffodil Day launch will be held on the Sunshine Coast at the store on the corner of Eumundi Noosa Road and Gateway Drive at 10am.

Cancer Council Queensland staff and volunteers, dressed in yellow with Daffodil Day props, will be on hand to mark the start of the campaign.

The organisation will celebrate 30 years of Daffodil Day throughout August, with the official day falling on Friday, August 26.

Bunnings Noosaville has been a dedicated supporter of Cancer Council Queensland and all staff will be dressed in yellow T-shirts on August 26.

The store is also allowing Cancer Council Queensland volunteers to hold two barbecues in support of Daffodil Day and sell merchandise in the lobby area on August 22 and August 26.

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said a bright splash of yellow did more than light up the community - it meant community members were taking active steps to beat cancer and to show support to those affected.

To get involved, Queenslanders can buy a daffodil pin, donate online, text to donate, order a merchandise box to sell, volunteer on the day or buy merchandise at www.daffodilday.com.au.

More than 1600 volunteers are expected to staff more than 230 volunteer sites across Queensland during the week of Daffodil Day, selling more than 800,000 fresh daffodils.

This year Cancer Council Queensland hopes to raise $1.5 million in August to invest in vital cancer research, support services and prevention programs state-wide.


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