When I think of my closest girlfriends I think of Angela.
Angela and I have huge history and we can really talk and laugh. And laugh. And laugh. (and yes that second laugh was there for a reason – we laugh a lot)
Lately we have been talking about hosting a Girls Night In. Cue: great excitement because there is nothing finer than gathering the girls together for a drink, a laugh and a bit of a marathon catch up session. I mean who wouldn’t look forward to a night with good friends?
But this night we are planning is a little bit different to the other girls’ nights we have had together. This Girls’ Night In is going to be a blast but it’s also going to be for a very good cause.
Angela’s sister, Katie is fighting breast cancer and she has been for two very grueling years. She hasn’t given up the fight. She’s got a lot of that in her. And so do the people around her. Everyone is banding together and doing everything that they can. And that’s where my Girls’ Night In comes in….
You see, there seems to be so little practical help that I can provide. I can be there for my friend, I can cook meals for the family as they go through this horrible trauma and I can pray and send all my strength and love.
But my food is not going to cure her, my prayers, however well intentioned, will not rid her body of the cancer cells. What will help not just her but thousands like her is research and support from organisations like the Cancer Council.
And I can help them by raising money from hosting a Girls’ Night In.
The Cancer Council's Girls’ Night In campaign encourages people like me to get their girlfriends together for a night in to honour the 17,600 women who will be diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancer in Australia this year.