THERE is nothing that cheers Edith Cooper more than the simple daffodil.
And as coordinator for daffodil stalls at Capalaba Park, Capalaba Central and Alexandra Hills shopping centres on Daffodil Day (August 24), Edith will see hundreds of these flowers that symbolise hope and growth.
Other local coordinators are June Craven, of Wellington Point, and Pat Franz, of Victoria Point.
Fresh daffodils and daffodil merchandise will be sold at five locations in the Redlands this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, (August 23-25), including Victoria Point and Cleveland shopping centres. Merchandise includes a farmer bear, fabric flowers, a pen, keyring and various badges, starting at $3.
"It's an important fund raiser and the money supports the Cancer Council's work and help line," Edith said.
A two-time cancer survivor, Edith said her voluntary work with the Redlands Cancer Council was a way of giving back.
"As a survivor and a close supporter of the cause, I know too well the effects cancer can have, not just on those diagnosed, but also on their loved ones. Fortunately, I have also seen just how much of a difference the support of the community can have in helping in the fight against cancer," she said.
"I like to do my bit to be helpful. What else can we do?" she said.
Cancer Council Queensland regional fundraising coordinator Hannah Macauslane said community support was vital to help make Daffodil Day a blooming success.
This year's target is $1.9 million across the state to help fund vital cancer research, prevention programs and support services, like the Cancer Council Helpline (13 11 20).
To volunteer at your local Daffodil Day site, order a merchandise box or donate, phone 1300 65 65 85 or visit www.daffodilday.com.au