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Get ready, the girls are coming this October!

Monday 16 June, 2008

Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha may be back in your lives on the big screen, but there's a different group of girls coming to your house this October...

It's time to the kick out the men, ship the kids off to your mum and invite your BFFs around for a night of girly gossip and indulgence! The Cancer Council is once again asking women all across Australia to set the date for a Girls Night In during October to help find a cure for women's cancers.

One in three Australian women will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85, and over 16,270 women are diagnosed with cancer each year* - that's 45 women every day. More than 11 of those women will die as a result. Cancer doesn't discriminate, and has a devastating impact on these women, and those who love them.

Girls Night In is a Cancer Council initiative, which raises money specifically for women's cancers including breast, cervical, ovarian, vaginal or uterine cancers. Last year over 120,000 women joined together at over 6,000 Girls Night In events to raise $3.8 million - and this year more women at more events are set to raise more money for the cause.

Holding your own Girls Night In is simple.

Who: You, your best girlfriends, family or work girls
When: Any date during October
How: Invite your girlfriends around for a night in and ask them to donate the equivalent of what they would usually spend on a night out to the cause. You decide the entertainment - whether it's a dinner party, movie night, clothes swapping party or pamper night, it's a great excuse to get the girls together for some fun. It's also about women supporting and being there for each
Where: Your house!

This year celebs like Fifi Box, Jaime Wright, Tasma Walton, Sara Groen, Holly Brisley and Lee Furlong will break out the bickies, don their PJs and have a laugh with the girls to show their support for women with cancer.

Lock in a diary date this October by visiting or calling 1300 65 65 85 to find out how easy it is to get involved.