HER bright smile and quirky costume will no doubt be the topic of discussion at Launceston’s Daffodil Day stall in the Brisbane Street Mall tomorrow.
But 20-year-old Ella Di Guglielmo hopes it will be her message that leaves a lasting impression on residents.
The University of Tasmania health science student has been volunteering for Cancer Council Tasmania for six months and believes there is no better time for people to get on board with the cause, ahead of Daffodil Day on Friday.
‘‘Everyone knows someone affected by cancer,’’ she said.
‘‘None of my immediate family have had cancer, but I’ve had cousins affected and other people close to me.
‘‘Last year I decided I really wanted to get on board, get involved in the community and just help out where I could.’’
Ms Di Guglielmo said there was more to Daffodil Day each year than just the financial benefit for cancer patients.
‘‘It’s also about raising awareness,’’ she said.
‘‘Especially awareness for Cancer Council Tasmania and the Launceston Centre because people don’t always know about the service they provide.
‘‘The centre is always there for support – particularly emotional support.
‘‘Awareness, alongside funding, is crucial.’’
Cancer Council Tasmania will host an awareness stall in the mall tomorrow and Friday.