Go Pink in October to help beat women’s cancers

Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Host a Girls’ Night In

Cancer Council Victoria is urging women to register to host a Girls’ Night In to support the 5500 Victorian women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer or a gynaecological cancer this year. All money raised will go towards Cancer Council, which is the only charity that works across every area of women’s cancers: research, prevention and support services.

Whether it's an intimate event in your home, or a catered event at a venue you can design a Girls' Night In that suits you..

Each October, thousands of Victorians come together to show their support for Cancer Council Victoria through Girls’ Night In events. This year we’re aiming to raise $1.4 million by recruiting 3,700 hosts.

Buy Pink Ribbon Day items

Pink Ribbon Day is on Monday 26th October 2015. In the lead up, Cancer Council is offering a range of merchandise including the best-selling enamel pin ($5) and pink ribbon pens ($6).

Pink Ribbon Day items can be purchased at selected outlets (see below) throughout October. On Friday 23rd October, Pink Ribbon Day volunteers will also be selling merchandise at local shopping areas, train and bus stations and other busy locations. Find a stall near you.

How to get involved

Getting involved is easy:

  • register your Girls’ Night In or pink fundraiser event
  • volunteer to sell pink ribbon merchandise
  • order a merchandise box to sell
  • donate.
Call us on 1300 65 65 85 to get involved or for more information. You can also find us on Facebook .

How donations help

  • $5 pays for an information pack to be sent to women coping with the aftermath of cancer treatment.
  • $10 can help provide online support for patients and their families to learn more about their cancer risk, and what a diagnosis means, from the comfort of their own home.
  • $25 can help us provide a cancer patient with financial advice on budgeting, superannuation, insurance and debt management.
  • $50 can help fund a call to a cancer nurse on 13 11 20 that provides free information and support on all aspects of cancer.
  • $100 can help fund ground-breaking research into new and better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat women’s cancers.

Merchandise outlets

Buy your official pink ribbon merchandise from national supporting outlets, including:

  • Big W stores
  • Century 21 offices
  • New Balance outlet stores
  • W. Lane stores
  • HCF branches.

All merchandise is kindly distributed by our friends at Toll. You can also support Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon by buying Woolworths Pink Ribbon Bouquets, New Balance Pink Ribbon runners and apparel, and Curves limited edition pink bags, all of which carry a donation to Cancer Council.

Updated: 01 Sep, 2015