Millions of people across the world wish, every day, for a cure for cancer and the Cancer Council’s Girl’s Night In is just one way that you and your best girls can help in that fight.
It is an extremely troubling statistic that states one in three Australian women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85, and one that I’m sure we all would like to change.
This October there is a fun and fabulous way for you to help in the fight. You are invited and encouraged to join the thousands of wonderful women who will be participating in a Girls Night In to help raise funds to fight women’s cancers.
The money raised from Girls’ Night In events goes to fund women’s cancer research, prevention programs and support services. The aim this year is to raise over $3.6 million with Girls’ Night In events attended by thousands of women across Australia.
Almost 17,500 women are diagnosed with breast and gynaecological cancers every year. These women are grandmothers, mothers, sisters, aunts, daughters and friends and it is a rare person who has not been touched by cancer in some way shape or form these days. Getting involved in the Girls’ Night In initiative is your way to take up the fight and show your support for the women fighting these cancers every day.
2012 sees seven celebrity ambassadors get on board and support the Girls’ Night In initiative. Neighbours actress Gemma Pranita, Home & Away actress Rhiannon Fish, radio and television presenter Charli Robinson, Channel Nine News presenter Alison Ariotti, celebrity chef Karen Martini, Nashville actress Clare Bowen and TV presenter and foodie, Alana Lowes.
“I believe that Girls’ Night In is an incredible initiative to raise awareness about women’s cancers and the impact it can have on family and friends. I’m really looking forward to having a night in with the girls and at the same time, know that I’ll be supporting thousands of people who’ve been touched by cancer in some way,” said Gemma.
Getting involved is super simple and is going to reap bountiful benefits. It is a great reason to invite all of your best girls over for a fun night in, and ask them to donate what they would usually spend on a night out to the Cancer Council. A Girls’ Night In can come in countless forms, limited only by your imagination – it could be a dinner party, a movie marathon, a Zumba party, a Singstar sing-off, a book club, a pamper evening or just a catch up with your girls. How you host your Girls’ Night In is totally up to you and it can be as big or small as you like.
Cancer Council Australia’s CEO Professor Ian Olver said “Many of us have been touched by cancer in some way. Supporting this event means you will be making a profound difference to the thousands of women affected by cancer each year.”
This is a great cause and a great reason for you to get all the most important women in your life together. Whatever it is that you do to relax in the company of your girlfriends counts as a Girls Night In, and here are some of the ways that your donations will help in the fight against women’s cancers:
- $10 can help produce a cancer information book that provides clear and accurate information about specific gynaecological cancers.
- $50 can help pay for Cancer Council Helpline calls that can inform and reassure women about their cancer diagnosis.
- $100 can help us provide a room for the night for women who need to stay away from home to access treatment.
- $500 can go towards funding a grant for new research into ovarian cancer.
Details to get involved in the 2012 Girls’ Night In are as follows:
Who: You and your girlfriends (family, friends or colleagues)
When: Any date in October or November
How: Invite your girlfriends around for a Girls’ Night In and together you can help raise money for women’s cancer and ask them to donate the equivalent of what they would usually spend on a night out to Cancer Council. What you choose to do is completely up to you!
Where: Your house, favourite restaurant or venue, wherever you like, anywhere in Australia!
Register at: www.girlsnightin.com.au / 1300 65 65 85 or find us on Facebook. Registrations are now open!
There are more details and a host of fabulous ideas that you can check out over at www.girlsnightin.com.au