I’ve never hosted a Cancer Council Girls’ Night In before, and I have no idea why.
I’m the perfect candidate, because:
• Two friends have bravely battled breast cancer and won.
• Another friend fought hard against genetic cancer and lost.
• It’s been ages since I’ve seen my closest girlfriends.
• I love hosting any event that involves food.
• Raising funds to go towards cancer research is something I have always wanted to do more of.
Because sadly, there aren’t many of us who haven’t been touched by cancer in one way or another, whether it’s through breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, vaginal cancer, cancer of the vulva or uterine cancer.
You may have loved ones who have fought the disease and won, or lost. You may have been through the terror of thinking you may have cancer, only to find out that you didn’t have it and feeling the incredible rush of relief.
Thanks to excellent work of organisations like Cancer Council and their awesome fundraising ideas such as Girls’ Night In, we are getting closer and closer to beating cancer or better still, preventing anyone from getting it in the first place.
To do your bit to help, all you need to do to host a Girls’ Night In this year is to pick a date in October or November and register your event here to receive your free Host Kit. Then write up your guest list, think of a theme and send out invitations via social media, with constant text message reminders with food suggestions so that nobody doubles up on dishes. Unless the double up is brownies. Lots of chewy, delicious brownies is always a good idea (always in moderation, of course).