Sofitel Brisbane Central merge girl power with French influence to host Cancer Council campaign launch

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

On August 2 Sofitel Brisbane Central will present the Queensland launch of Cancer Council’s Girls’ Night In, the French way.

The private event will be hosted by Lady Mayoress, Nina Schrinner, and will bring together high profile Brisbanites, cancer advocates and philanthropists for a night of fundraising to give hope to the one in six Queensland women diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancer in their lifetime.

Adding to the fundraising endeavours on the evening, the Lady Mayoress will be adorned in an 18 ct yellow gold daffodil-shaped pendant, which has been created especially for Cancer Council Queensland. Event guests will have the opportunity to express interest in the one-of-the-kind piece.

Media are invited for filming, social photographs and interview opportunities:
What: Sofitel Brisbane Central host the Queensland launch of Girls’ Night In, the French way
Where: Club Millésime, Level 30, Sofitel Brisbane Central
When: Friday 2 August, 5.30pm arrival for 6pm start
Interview talent: Sofitel Brisbane Central General Manager Hayden Hughes, Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan and Lady Mayoress Nina Schrinner
Vision/Photo opportunities:

  • Interviews with spokespeople and coverage of event speeches
  • Official arrival photos of high-profile Brisbane personalities and politicians
  • Prize draws and live entertainment by Brisbane performer Ashley Wood
  • Additional vision of the styled event and with event attendees

Sofitel Brisbane Central General Manager Hayden Hughes said the launch event provided an opportunity for Brisbane locals to experience the exclusivity of Club Millésime while supporting an important cause.

“We’re proud to show our support for Cancer Council Queensland, for the women in our lives touched by this disease and think guests will be delighted to experience an evening, the French way,” Mr Hughes said.

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said the charity was grateful to Sofitel Brisbane Central for their support and hoped the launch would prompt individuals and businesses across the state to register for the campaign.

“Women have never needed an excuse to get together, but if ever there was one – Girls’ Night In is it!” Ms McMillan said.

“Girls’ Night In asks women to harness the power of their friendship groups to raise funds and awareness for women’s cancer research, prevention and support services.

“Events can be as big or small as you would like, and as Sofitel Brisbane Central has shown through this launch, theme ideas for your Girls’ Night In are limitless.”

Tickets to the Girls’ Night In launch are $75 per person and can be purchased via Try Booking.

For more information on Girls’ Night In, or to register an event, visit

To register your attendance at the event or organise a photo opportunity prior, please contact:
Lisa Maynard, Manager, Public Relations and Social Media, Cancer Council Queensland
(07) 3634 5171, 0488 015 702, or

**media to please confirm attendance prior to arrival**

Girls’ Night In background

Cancer Council’s 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 supporter services. The majority of events will be held during September or October.

Women’s cancers:

  • Every day in Australia, around 50 women are told they have breast or a gynaecological cancer. Sadly, around 12 Australian women will die each day from a women’s cancer.
  • Women’s cancers include cancers of the breast, cervix, ovaries, uterus, vagina and vulva.
  • Thanks to advances in cancer research, early detection and prevention, 86 per cent of women now survive at least five years post a women’s cancer diagnosis.

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