Daffodils help fight cancer

The Face of Hope, Sue Arnold, with husband Dave and daughter Lauren Kilgower.
The Face of Hope, Sue Arnold, with husband Dave and daughter Lauren Kilgower. Brett Wortman

THERE have been dark days when Noosa's Sue Arnold would need to wade headlong through a field of daffodils to embrace these international symbols of hope.

Sue, whose tough family legacy was highlighted by the Noosa News as part of the Cancer Council's first Noosa Relay for Hope this year, has now been named the Cancer Council's Face of Hope in celebration of Daffodil Day this Friday.

"I am volunteering for Daffodil Day this year because I am determined to help beat cancer," she said.

"My first husband lost his year-long battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 1997 after undergoing a number of gruelling treatments including a bone marrow transplant," she said.

"Soon after our family found out we possessed a rare genetic gene which is linked to causing cancer. In 2008 we were rattled by another diagnosis, this time it was my son Scott who found out he had sarcoma - making him the fourth person in the family to receive a cancer diagnosis."

Sue said she is now more passionate than ever about making a difference in the fight against cancer.

"Without fundraisers like Daffodil Day, we wouldn't be able to fund the vital research that has saved so many lives, and each year we are getting closer to finding a cure," she said.

Look out for Daffodil Day sites across Noosa on Friday, including Noosa Civic, Noosa Fair Shopping Centre, Noosa Junction Plaza and Noosa Village Shopping Centre.

If you can help, or to find out more, visit or call 1300 65 65 85.

Topics:  cancer council daffodil day

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