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Enjoy a night in for a cure cause

Amna Aslem, Jennifer Lock, Ruth Gollan, Charlotte Bedford, Brenna Smith and Kathy Derrett enjoy a good chat over some pink lemonade.
Amna Aslem, Jennifer Lock, Ruth Gollan, Charlotte Bedford, Brenna Smith and Kathy Derrett enjoy a good chat over some pink lemonade. Bruce Thomas

LADIES sipped pink lemonade in their contribution toward combating women's cancers at the Girls Night In launch.

Every day, 46 Australian women are told they have breast or gynaecological cancer and in the Mid North Coast region alone more than 270 women are diagnosed each year.

Girls Night In calls on women to invite their friends for an fun evening this spring and donate the equivalent of what they would spend on a night out to the Cancer Council.

Girls Night In, which aims to raise $5.5 million nationally, is all about going beyond buying pink products - it's about sharing knowledge and supporting each other, while helping fund cancer support services and research for women's cancers.

The night could come in many forms - dinner parties, chick flick nights, craft nights, board games, clothes swaps and pamper nights.

Yesterday's Cancer Council Girls Night In launch saw groups of ladies gather for card-making demonstrations and hand manicures at Breakfree Aanuka Beach Resort.

Cancer Council's Ruth Gollan said there were already 70 hosts registered on the Mid North Coast, with events running all throughout spring. Last year the region raised $102,000.

She also announced a competition exclusive to the Mid North Coast, with great prizes to be won by local hosts - check out the prizes on the website.

To hold your own event, all you need to do is invite your girlfriends over for a night in and register on the website or by calling 1300 656 585.

You can also find Girls Night In on Facebook.

Topics:  cancer health



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