Cancer Council Queensland calls on individuals and schools to support Daffodil Day on Friday, August 23.

FUNDRAISER: Schools are urged to turn their grounds yellow for Daffodil Day this August.
FUNDRAISER: Schools are urged to turn their grounds yellow for Daffodil Day this August.

CANCER Council Queensland is calling on schools and individuals to support Daffodil Day on Friday, August 23.

The charity is urging volunteers to man shopping centre stalls around the Redlands and schools to turn their campuses yellow as they look to raise $1 million for life-saving research during the annual fundraising event.

Cancer Council stalls will operate out of Alexandra Hills, Birkdale Fair, Capalaba Central, Capalaba Park, TownCentre Victoria Point, Victoria Point and Cleveland Stockland shopping centres on Daffodil Day.

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillan said volunteers would connect with their local community while raising money for life-saving cancer research.

"...We rely on the generosity of community donations to help fund our work," she said.

"We want to encourage everyone to get involved this Daffodil Day, with the knowledge that your involvement will give hope to everyone affected by cancer.

"This year we are looking for more than 950 volunteers in the greater Brisbane region to give a few hours of their time to help us sell fresh daffodils at 130 sites.

"If you enjoy meeting people and love the idea of helping raise funds for a vital cause, contributing to a cancer free future, then you're exactly who we're looking for."

Schools that register for Daffodil Day will receive a kit with a range of resources, including a handbook, classroom activities, fundraising ideas and merchandise.

Ms McMillan said Daffodil Day would help students build leadership skills and give hope to cancer sufferers.

"With one in two Queenslanders diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, it's so important that we fund the best research available," she said.

"By setting up a stall or holding a dress yellow day for a gold coin donation, schools in Queensland can really help to make a difference."

Cancer Council is the largest independent funder of cancer research in Australia.

This year marks 33 years since Daffodil Day was first introduced.

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