Girls get together
CANCER Council Victoria is encouraging women in Kyabram and district to get the girls together for a Girls’ Night In event to help support local women diagnosed with a breast or gynaecological cancer.
The Girls’ Night In campaign runs throughout the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but events can also be held in November.
In Campaspe Shire each year, 92 local women are diagnosed with breast cancer and 32 are diagnosed with a form of gynaecological cancer, which includes cervical, ovarian, vulva and uterine cancers.
All funds raised from a Girls’ Night In event go toward Cancer Council’s work in vital research, prevention and support services for women’s cancers.
‘‘Breast and gynaecological cancers touch many lives in one form or another. Many of our mothers, our grandmas, daughters, sisters, and friends have been affected,’’ Acting Head of Supporter Experience at Cancer Council Victoria, Emily Wigney, said.
‘‘Hosting or attending a Girls’ Night In event isn’t only an opportunity to raise muchneeded funds; it can also raise much-needed awareness about early detection and cancer prevention.”
Register to host a Girls’ Night In this October and donate to Cancer Council’s vital work in research, prevention and support for women’s cancers. For more information, visit girlsnightin.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.