Host a Girls’ Night In and catch up, raise funds, and save lives

It’s time to get the girls together for a cause that matters!

Cancer Council Queensland is calling on women across the state to host a Girls’ Night In to raise funds for its life-saving work in women’s cancers, following a re-launch of the campaign’s website.

All people have to do to get involved is set a date, lock their girlfriends in for a catch up and donate what they would’ve spent on a night out. This year, Cancer Council Queensland is also inviting businesses to host a Girls’ Night In.

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillan encouraged women and businesses to register now for Girls’ Night In and to help give hope to the one in six women who will be diagnosed with a breast or gynaecological cancer in their lifetime.

“Breast and gynaecological cancers touch most people in one form or another – directly or through the experience of someone they know.

“By hosting a Girls’ Night In for Cancer Council Queensland, not only can you spend valuable time with friends, colleagues, customers, and loved ones, you can also raise funds to support more than 4,300 women across the state who are diagnosed with a breast or gynaecological cancer every year.

“When registering to hold a Girls’ Night In, hosts can choose from a range of event ideas, or create their own event to suit their interests.

“Whether it’s a pamper night, dinner party or games night – each and every dollar donated makes a difference!

“Funds raised will help fund Cancer Council’s vital research into women’s cancers, prevention and advocacy programs, and support services to help those affected at every stage of their journey.”

Girls’ Night In is a year-round campaign, so people can choose a date that suits them and their girlfriends. However, many Queenslanders will host an event over the next two months to mark Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month in September or Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

Ms McMillan said Girls’ Night In also provided an opportunity for women to think about their health, ways they can reduce their cancer risk and detect cancer early.

“This is a great opportunity to reach out to your loved ones – show support, ask about their health, encourage them to get screened, or share healthy living tips,” she said.

To host your own Girls’ Night In, donate or find out more information visit or call 1300 65 65 85.

More information about Cancer Council Queensland is available at or on 13 11 20.


About Girls’ Night In:

  • Girls’ Night In is a simple and fun way for women to come together and socialise whilst raising funds and awareness for women’s cancer research, prevention programs and support services.
  • Girls’ Night In raises funds for women’s cancers, including cancers of the breast, cervix, ovaries, uterus, vagina and vulva.
  • Ideas for your Girls’ Night In could include:
    • Dinner party
    • Games night
    • Movie night
    • Clothes swap
    • Pamper night
    • Yoga class
    • Craft session
    • Business VIP night
  • Fundraising will help those affected by breast and gynaecological cancers through research and support programs.
  • Register today to host your Girls’ Night In. Visit or call 1300 65 65 85.

How funds can help

  • $25 can help us update GPs and other health professionals with the latest evidence about cancer prevention, screening and diagnosis.
  • $50 can help a cancer nurse on 13 11 20 give information and support to a woman throughout her cancer journey.
  • $100 can help provide accommodation for a woman who needs to travel and stay away from home to access treatment.
  • $250 can help fund research that will lead to clinical trials for new treatments.
  • $500 can cover some of the costs of recruiting women into research studies to understand the causes of cancer.

For more information, photos, or interviews, please contact:

Emily Robertson, Public Relations Coordinator, Cancer Council Queensland
E: P: (07) 3634 5418 or 0429 592 719
Lisa Maynard, Public Relations and Social Media Manager, Cancer Council Queensland
E: P: (07) 3634 5171 or 0488 015 702

For more information on Girls’ Night In, members of the general public should call 1300 65 65 85.