DAFFODIL Day is now just 15 days away and the Cancer Council of Queensland is calling on the Bundaberg community to show they care about beating cancer.
Cancer Council Queensland spokeswoman Katie Clift described the states statistics are "sobering".
"Around 65 people every day in Queensland receive the shattering news they have cancer," Ms Clift said.
She said nearly 8000 people will die from the disease this year.
"That's someone's parent, partner, relative or friend," Ms Clift said.
"These figures are a poignant reminder of why Daffodil Day is about more than just a bunch of flowers and cute teddy bears - it's about us all growing hope for a brighter, cancer free future.
"That's why, Queenslanders - I'm calling on you! Let's fight back against a disease that takes too much."
This Friday, August 22, nearly a million Daffodils will light up the Sunshine State and brighten the lives of Queenslanders diagnosed with cancer - and you can help make a difference.
"By wearing a Cancer Council pin, making a donation, selling merchandise or volunteering your time, you are helping us take another step closer to beating cancer," Ms Clift said.
"Daffodil Day gets people thinking about talking about cancer - those thoughts and conversations could save a life, by reminding someone to see their doctor or participate in screening."
Now in its 28th year, Daffodil Day has raised over $125 million to help fund cancer research, prevention programs and patient support services.
"So get ready to help us turn the town yellow - show you care about beating cancer this Daffodil Day and shine bright to show your support," Ms Clift said.
Getting involved is easy, visit www.daffodilday.com.au, call 1300 65 65 85 or find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/daffodildayaustralia.
More information about Cancer Council Queensland is available at www.cancerqld.org.au or via the Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20.
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