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This October, Cancer Council SA is calling on South Australian women to embrace the power of sisterhood and host a Girls’ Night In to support women diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancer.

More than 3,000 South Australian women are diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancer every year—that equates to eight women every day.

Cancer Council SA Community Education Coordinator Diem Tran says that hosting a Girls’ Night In is not only a chance to catch up with your girlfriends after a difficult year, it’s also wonderful way to support to those South Australian women who need us most.

“Sisters supporting sisters is a powerful thing, and after a hard year, often spent apart from loved ones, Girls’ Night is a fantastic chance to reconnect while also funding vital cancer research, prevention and support programs,” she said.

“By spending a night in with your girlfriends and donating the money you would have spent on a night out, you will be making a real difference.”

The money raised through Cancer Council’s Girls’ Night In will fund vital research into women’s cancers, along with prevention, advocacy and support services to help those affected at every stage of their cancer journey, which Ms Tran says makes a huge difference.

“The five-year relative survival rate for breast cancer is the highest of all women’s cancers at 91 per cent, which is due to advances in early detection and treatment and research from Cancer Council NSW has shown that through a combination of vaccination and screening, cervical cancer is likely to be eliminated as a public health issue within 20 years.”

“Community support plays a vital role in enabling us to fund future cancer research which could lead to similar breakthroughs.”

“Through embracing the power of friendship and hosting a Girls’ Night In, you are helping to make achievements like this possible—thank you!”

All the money raised through the Girls’ Night In will fund Cancer Council SA’s vital research, prevention programs and support services (like Cancer Council 13 11 20) which have been invaluable to South Australian women diagnosed with cancer, particularly during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The official date to host a Girls’ Night In is Saturday 24 October, however hosts can hold an event any time throughout October or November.

For more information and to register, visit the Girls’ Night In website or call 1300 65 65 85.