Girls’ Night In fundraiser to celebrate life
■ It’s nearly two years to the day since Karratha woman Natasha Kickett was diagnosed with cervical cancer, and she’s decided to acknowledge it by throwing a party.
Ms Kickett was a busy 35-yearold mother-of-three living in Perth when she went through several months of intense chemotherapy, radiation and brachytherapy treatment until she was finally cured, though the effects last to this day.
Now she is raising funds to help the Cancer Council WA help other women with cancer by hosting a Girls’ Night In, complete with a 1980s theme and karaoke.
She will hold the event for 30 of her female relatives and friends in her home this Saturday, the second anniversary of her diagnosis.
Ms Kickett said she had received a lot of support from local small businesses in Karratha.
“They’ve been really willing because they’ve been touched by cancer,” she said.
Several cafes are providing food and drinks, Dampier Party Hire has donated the karaoke machine and a long list of businesses have donated items for Ms Kickett’s online auction.
Ms Kickett said she had opted for a Girls’ Night In because she wanted an upbeat event that paid tribute to her battle with cervical cancer and to a friend who recently lost her own.
“I want it to be a celebration of survival,” she said.
“It’s about getting up and making an effort to live life.”
To bid in Ms Kickett’s auction, visit wa.cancercouncilfundrais ing.org.au/NKickett.
Natasha Kickett having chemotherapy in 2013.