Cancer Council Queensland is calling on women across the State to host a Girls’ Night In this October to raise funds for those affected by breast or gynaecological cancers.
Every day in Australia, 60 women are diagnosed with breast or a gynaecological cancer – these are our mothers, our grandmas, daughters, sisters, and friends.
Girls’ Night In encourages people to catch up and donate the money they would have spent on a night out to support those in their life impacted by women’s cancers.
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan urged women to have a night in with friends to make a difference.“Hosting a Girls’ Night In for Cancer Council Queensland is the perfect opportunity to get together with friends, while raising funds to support the one in six women who will be diagnosed with breast or a gynaecological cancer in their lifetime,” Ms McMillan said.
“Breast and gynaecological cancers touch most people in one form or another – directly or through the experience of someone they know.
“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.”
Ms McMillan said Girls’ Night In was also a time 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.
Keep your Girls’ Night In simple with a movie night, pamper night or home-cooked meal. For ideas or tips on organising your Girls’ Night In or to register to host, visit girlsnightin.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.
About Girls’ Night In
Girls’ Night In is a special way to not only fundraise for a great cause, but also to highlight the need to have regular screening for breast and gynaecological cancers among your group of friends.
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.
Ideas for your Girls’ Night In could include a themed pink night, movie night, clothes swap, dinner or a pamper night.
Fundraising will help those affected by breast and gynaecological cancers through research and support programs.
Register today to host your Girls’ Night In this October. Visit www.girlsnightin.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.
For more information or interviews, please contact:
Advisor, Public Relations
Cancer Council Queensland
Phone: (07) 3634 5182
Mobile: 0428 580 363