Cameron Fisher with Dougal Bears.
Cameron Fisher with Dougal Bears. Contributed

Daffodil day sparks up interaction via social media push

TODDLER Cameron Fisher has a new best friend in Chef Dougal.

Cameron's been collecting Daffodil Day Dougal bears since he was born and is again adding to his collection.

Cameron is one of many Queenslanders helping to brighten the lives of those affected by cancer, by supporting Daffodil Day this Friday. Cancer Council Queensland regional fundraising co-ordinator Jessica O'Neill is hoping more residents jump on board and buy a Chef Dougal bear or daffodils, as the council tries to raise more than $8 million.

"Whether you purchase a beautiful bunch of daffodils to brighten up your home or some of our merchandise, every bit raised helps us work towards a cancer free future," she said.

Ms O'Neil said the council would try to turn the town yellow on Friday. Residents should also jump onto social media.

"Take snaps of yourself with Chef Dougal and upload them to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram, using the hashtag #daffodilday so we can share and tag your posts," she said.

"With the help of everyday social media users we can also paint Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest yellow!"

This year CCQ hope to sell 800,000 daffodils statewide and raise $1.9 million to help fund vital cancer research, prevention programs and support services.

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Daffodil Day Facts

  • Daffodil Day raises essential funds for cancer research, prevention and support services.
  • The daffodil is the international symbol of hope for all touched by cancer.
  • The day is the largest national fundraising event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • This year Daffodil Day aims to raise over $8.25 million.
  • On August 23, more than 10,000 volunteers are expected to staff over 1200 Daffodil Day sites across Australia.