Cancer Council volunteer Judy O’Keefe with some of the merchandise that will be available for sale today.
Cancer Council volunteer Judy O’Keefe with some of the merchandise that will be available for sale today.

It's going to be big bloomin' day

JUDY O’Keefe will don the yellow and promote the work of the Cancer Council of Australia today as Daffodil Day celebrates its 25th birthday.

“They (Cancer Council) have brought out a whole heap of new stuff this year to celebrate,” Judy said.

“The little bears are dressed up as Super Heroes to fight cancer.”

Judy’s sister-in-law, Mary Mensink, prompted her to join.

However, the disease has been part of her life on numerous occasions.

“I lost my dad to cancer and have had three melanomas myself,” Judy said.

“I think if you are going to get involved with something, the Cancer Council is great.

“It sells itself and all the while you are working to one day help find a cure for cancer.”

During 10 years with the organisation, Judy has met fellow survivors and family members of those who have passed away and heard some truly inspiring stories.

“One lady buys five daffodils off me every year.

"One is for each of the family members she has lost to cancer,” Judy said.

To donate to the Cancer Council today, you will find Judy and other volunteers all over the Valley.

They will be at:

  •  Hanks Bakery in Prince St
  •  Grafton Shoppingworld
  •  City Centre News, Grafton
  •  Bi-Lo, South Grafton
  •  Bunnings, South Grafton
  •  Skinner St, South Grafton
  •  Yamba Town Centre
  •  Yamba Shopping Fair
  •  Maclean Town Centre


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