Girls get to­gether

Kyabram Free Press - - NEWS -

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 girl­ or call 1300 65 65 85.

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