Thursday, 15th August, 2013
By Emily Roberts
The staff at Outback Family Practice are having a Daffodil Day.
Employee Mel Purcell said it has been trying to do something every month to raise money.
“We did Jeans for Genes Day at the start of August, we did Stress Down Day in July,” Ms Purcell said.
“All the staff dressed in their pyjamas. We like to do something on a regular basis.”
Ms Purcell said that family members, friends and patients would be coming down to support the cause on August 23.
“We will have a stall out the front from 9am. We will be selling fresh daffodils and other merchandise.”
She said Daffodil Day was a cause that was “close to my heart”.
“I had cancer myself; in 1994 I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma but I have been in remission for 17 years.”
Daffodil Day is one of Australia’s best known and most popular fundraising events.
It raises money for the Cancer Council to continue its work in cancer research, patient support programs and prevention.