Cancer survivor spreads hope

Cancer Council Queensland Gladstone branch member Lesley King with granddaughter Parker.
Cancer Council Queensland Gladstone branch member Lesley King with granddaughter Parker. Tom Huntley

CANCER survivor Lesley King is determined to make a difference.

Holding her granddaughter Parker in her arms, she wished for a cure so she will never have to go through what her nan did 19 years ago.

When she was young, her father died from stomach cancer. Later in her life, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since then, she has been determined to make a difference.

In the past she has been part of breast cancer support services. She is currently serving as a member for the Cancer Council Gladstone branch.

Ms King is urging locals to gather in celebration of Daffodil Day and give hope to Queenslanders affected by cancer.

"Since I was first diagnosed, cancer is now detected earlier and there are better treatments," she said.

"Imagine what could happen in the next 20 years."

Ms King is calling on the Gladstone community to paint the town yellow. The Gladstone branch aims to raise $7000.


Help out

Fresh daffodils and merchandise will be sold tomorrow at:

Kin Kora Stockland Shopping Centre

Gladstone Night Owl Centre

Gladstone Valley Shopping Centre

and Tannum Sands

Topics:  cancer daffodil day

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