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

Hawaii's John John takes world crown

Hawaii's John John Florence celebrating his world title victory at the Meo Rip Curl Pro in Portugal. John John couldn't be happier to claim his first world title crown although it was on the cards that he would do so in Hawaii. Now he can really let loose in the final events of the year on his home territory.

Surf Scene: John John Florence's world title win

Severe thunderstorms to form on Friday

North Coast Storm Chasers posted this image along with a warning.

Tweed should be spared but warnings are in place.

Community Diary: What's on around Tweed?

CROWNING GLORY: Ivy You showing off one of her beautiful orchids. The annual Tweed District Orchid Show will be held at the Tweed Civic Centre on Saturday, November 5 -6. Doors open at 8.30am, with entry costing $3. Plants will be available for sale at this fully judged show after a season which organisers say has seen an extraordinary display of orchids.

Community Diary: What's on around Tweed

Local Partners

Hacksaw Ridge leads AACTA Awards nominations

Andrew Garfield and Teresa Palmer in a scene from the movie Hacksaw Ridge.

MEL Gibson's wartime drama opens in cinemas next week.

ABBA to reunite for virtual live experience


ABBA have confirmed they are to reunite - in virtual reality form

Hugh Laurie receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hugh Laurie on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hugh Laurie and his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Blake Lively hosts 40th party for Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively throws husband Ryan Reynold's 40th birthday bash

What's on the big screen this week

Benedict Cumberbatch in a scene from the movie Doctor Strange.

MARVEL'S latest superhero Doctor Strange makes his debut.

Trump 'worked like hell' to pick up John Travolta's wife

John Travolta and Kelly Preston

Trump wrote comments in tribute to Travolta's son Jett

Tough times in CBD: Woolies says goodbye Ipswich

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

How to fit 100,000 new homes on the Coast

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Fitting 2m extra people in south-east Qld in 25 years a balance

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June