Girls’ night in

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - GROOVE - by ANGELIQUE PAT­TER­SON

CALL­ING all ladies - it is time to bring out your favourite pair of undies and dec­o­rate them for the third an­nual Girls Night In to raise aware­ness and money for re­search into women’s can­cers.

Com­pe­ti­tion will be fifi erce, with host Rae­lene McDon­ald (pic­tured) an­nounc­ing the best dec­o­rated undies com­pe­ti­tion with­out a theme, so peo­ple can be as cre­ative as they want and “use their imag­i­na­tion”.

Af­ter rais­ing over $9000 for the Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land cam­paign in the last two years, Ms McDon­ald has been named a VIP for be­ing one of the top 100 Girls Night In hosts and is hop­ing to raise around $5000 at this year’s party.

“It’s a lot of fun and it’s a way of get­ting the im­por­tant mes­sage across in a fun light- hearted way by get­ting the girls to­gether and con­tin­u­ing the fifi ght against can­cer and pro­mot­ing aware­ness and early de­tec­tion,” she said.

“There’s go­ing to be a lady from the breast screening unit giv­ing a talk about the im­por­tance of keep­ing reg­u­lar checks on your­self and early de­tec­tion and if you do fifi nd some­thing, who are the ap­pro­pri­ate peo­ple to get it checked.”

The aim of the Girls Night In is to get all the girls to­gether for a fun night in and do­nate money they would usu­ally spend on a night out.

Money raised from the Girls Night In will go to­wards breast and gy­nae­co­log­i­cal can­cer re­search, ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams and sup­port ser­vices for women and car­ers.

And Ms McDon­ald prom­ises an evening of fun with this year’s Song of Carnivale win­ner Kevin Car­ring­ton per­form­ing, dance per­for­mances from Bod­ies in Mo­tion, DJ’s, raf­flf­fles and gift bags full of treats from lo­cal busi­nesses.

“Bod­ies in Mo­tion are go­ing to do a cou­ple of per­for­mances and also give the girls a lit­tle bit of a dance les­son to get them up and show them a few moves and we also got our com­pe­ti­tion and this year it’s the best dec­o­rate undies,” she said.

“The lo­cal po­lice youth club will DJ for us so the girls can dance the night away and a lot of peo­ple can stick with the pink theme but there is no dress theme, we just want the girls to be com­fort­able and come along and have a good night.”

The Girls Night In will be held at the Moss­man Memo­rial Bowl’s Club hall on Satur­day night. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start, tick­ets cost $20 each and with lim­ited num­bers make sure you grab your tick­ets early from the club.

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