This October, thousands of women across the state have joined together to host a Girls’ Night In to help raise vital awareness and funds for the fight against women’s cancers.
Cancer Council Queensland’s Girls’ Night In campaign encourages women to host a night in for friends to raise funds for the one in six Queensland women diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancer.
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan challenged women to get involved!
“Although October is coming to a close, women can continue to host a Girls’ Night In right through until the end of November,” Ms McMillan said.
“Make a pledge today to get your friends together and host an event – simply plan a fun night in and donate what you would have normally spent on a night out to Cancer Council.
“Events can be as big or as small as you like; think pamper parties, a movie night, clothes swap or pot luck dinner.
“More than 4200 women will be diagnosed with a women’s cancer in 2017 alone – this is our chance to give hope to those affected.”
Ms McMillan said all funds raised through Girls’ Night In events were directed into cancer research, patient support services and prevention programs for women affected.
“Breast and gynaecological cancers unfortunately touch everyone’s life in one form or another – directly or through the experience of family and friends,” Ms McMillan said.
“Campaigns like Girls’ Night In allow Cancer Council Queensland to work across every aspect of women’s cancers and give hope for a cancer free future.
“More than 49,600 Queensland women are alive today after a diagnosis of a women’s cancer in the past 25 years – it’s our vision to continue improving survival rates.”
Girls’ Night In is also a reminder for women to think about their health, ways they can reduce their cancer risk and detect cancer early.
“This is an opportunity for women to get together, talk about their health and encourage each other to participate in regular check-ups and cancer screenings,” Ms McMillan said.
Cancer Council Girls’ Night In aims to raise $500,000 through 1200 Queensland hosts in 2017.
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.