Most of us don’t need an excuse to gather our favourite ladies for a Girls’ Night In but should you need a little extra motivation, think of the 20,000 Australian women who will be diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancer this year – it could be you or a woman you know. Cancer Council’s Girl’s Night In gives us all the opportunity to fundraise to aid vital work in research and support for women’s cancers. It’s as simple as catch up, raise funds and save lives.
Zoe and I have registered to host a Girls Night In this October and will donate the money we would normally spend on going out to Cancer Council. We are all about making it easy, but memorable. It doesn’t even need to be a “night in”, you could host an afternoon tea, sleepover or Teddy Bear Picnic… we just want the sisterhood to unite to raise awareness and funds for women’s cancer research, prevention programs and support services.
Here’s our tips for hosting a fabulous Cancer Council Girl’s Night In
Sharing is Caring
Share the load. Ask all your girlfriends to contribute a small plate of sweets or savoury. It makes it exciting to see what everyone brings, lessens the load for the host and makes us all nostalgic about shared lunches at school!
Sometimes the most effective decorative accents are the simplest. Zoe cut foliage from her garden to form a stunning centrepiece. Create a great music playlist, light a scented candle and you have created a memorable space for your ladies to spend the night.
There are so many wonderful services online now that enable you to send invites with a wow factor for little or no cost and absolutely no impact on the environment. We use Paperless Post – it allows you to add a guest list, customise your own invite, track RSVPs and send reminders post event. Or you can use Cancer Council’s Host Resources – including Posters, printouts, planners and everything else you need to host the perfect event!
There are no excuses! Getting your girlfriends together for a great cause has never been easier and your donations will make a genuine difference. $25 can help Cancer Council update GPs and other health professionals with the latest evidence about cancer prevention, screening and diagnosis, $100 can provide accommodation for a woman who needs to travel and stay away from home to access treatment and $250 can help fund clinical trials for new chemotherapy treatments.
Host a Girls’ Night In this October and help beat women’s cancers. Register your event HERE.