Cancer Council Queensland is encouraging women to host a Girls’ Night In throughout October to raise funds for the organisation and its work in women’s cancers.

Hosting a Girls’ Night In involves spending a night in with your girlfriends and donating what you would have spent on a night out to Cancer Council Queensland.

One in six Queensland women will be diagnosed with a women’s cancer in their lifetime – that is someone’s mum, sister, relative or friend.

Events can range from small to big, from as low key to lavish as you want.

October is the official Girl’s Night Out month, but events can be hosted at any night.

For the ultimate party, Cancer Council Queensland recommends choosing a theme. Pop on a chick flick, ask everyone to BYO a plate of food for a dinner party, or dust off the board games. To transform your room, decor resources can be downloaded from the Girls’ Night In website.

To help fund raise, set a reasonable entry fee for those who are not contributing to your Girls’ Night In.

Other ways to raise money include having a raffle or silent auction.

After the event, make sure to thank everyone who contributed and bank all the funds collected.

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 event for a free host kit and find more information here.

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