Harnessing girl power to help put a stop to cancer



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LADIES: Cancer Council Queensland are hoping to see women in the far north host events to help with cancer research funding. Image: Supplied.

Cancer Council Queensland is urging women in the far north to dig deep and help raise funds for life-saving cancer research and treatments.

The annual ‘Girl’s Night In’ campaign is running to the end of November and women are encouraged to host a night at home and lend a hand to the Cancer Council.

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said cancer does not discriminate and hopes women all over Queensland will get involved in the campaign. 

“In Far North Queensland, sadly there are around 180 women diagnosed with breast cancer each year and about 75 diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer each year,” McMillan said.

“Campaigns like Girls’ Night In allow Cancer Council Queensland 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.”

The ‘Girl’s Night In’ campaign provides opportunity for women to raise money for Caner Council as well as a comfortable environment for women to discuss their health with friends and family. 

“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,” 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.”

Women in the far north can register to host an event on the Girls Night In website or find out more info about Cancer Council Queensland here.



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