Red carpet rolled out to raise funds for cancer cause
One in six women will be diagnosed with a breast or gynaecological cancer in their lifetime – a statistic dedicated cancer crusaders, The Pink Belles, have been fundraising to change since 2008.
The group of women, who hail from either the Moreton Bay region or the Sunshine Coast, will host their annual Girls’ Night In event on Saturday, October 27, from 6pm until 11.30pm at Centenary Lakes Sports Club & Function Centre. This year the event has a ‘red carpet’ theme.
Ticket sales to the popular local event, that features canapes, live music from Drew Bennedick, dancing, raffles, auctions and lucky door prizes, are closed.
Member of The Pink Belles, Sandra O’Brien, said all of the ‘belles’ have been touched by cancer in some way, with group members either experiencing their own cancer fight and having loved ones diagnosed.
“Our personal experiences motivate us to help other people and do what we can to help create a cancer free future,” she said.
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said Queenslanders, like the Pink Belles, who got involved in the Girls’ Night In campaign would be helping the charity continue its vital work in women’s cancers.
“Girls’ Night In asks women to harness the power of their friendship groups to make a real difference and save lives,” Ms McMillan said.
“All funds raised will be invested in vital cancer research, patient support services and prevention programs for women affected by breast and gynaecological cancers.”
Register your Girls’ Night In for a free host kit or find more information at girlsnightin.com.au.
More information about Cancer Council Queensland is available at cancerqld.org.au or on 13 11 20.