Get the girls together – there’s still time to catch up, raise funds and save lives.
During October hundreds of women across the state joined together to host a Girls’ Night In to help raise vital awareness and funds for Cancer Council Queensland’s work in breast and gynaecological cancers.
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said there was still time to get involved and encouraged local women to register to host an event now!
“Every day in Australia, around 50 women are told they have breast or a gynaecological cancer,” Ms McMillan said.
“Campaigns like Girls’ Night In allow Cancer Council to work across every aspect of women’s cancers and be here to offer support for these women when they need it most.
“Make a pledge today to get your friends together, plan a fun night in and donate what you would have normally spent on a night out to our work.”
Women can continue to host a Girls’ Night In right through until the end of November, with events providing the perfect opportunity for women to think about their health.
“It’s important to remember that a third of cancer cases can be prevented by making healthy lifestyle choices,” Ms McMillan said.
“Getting together with the girls and opening up conversations about reducing cancer risk and the importance of participating in national cancer screening programs is a great way to spread awareness and perhaps change someone’s life.”
Ms McMillan thanked the many Queenslanders who had already showed their support.
“We have had 836 generous people register for this campaign from all over the state, with everything from small events that involve a few friends at someone’s house through to large scale events being held,” Ms McMillan said.
“Breast and gynaecological cancers unfortunately touch everyone’s life in one form or another – either directly or through loved ones – and through hosting or attending a Girls’ Night In, you have provided vital hope for those affected.”
Register your Girls’ Night In event for a free host kit and find more information at girlsnightin.com.au.
More information about Cancer Council Queensland is available at cancerqld.org.au or Cancer Council’s 13 11 20.
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