Get online to help save women's lives

Wednesday 1 October, 2008

With thousands of Victorian women getting together this month for The Cancer Council Victoria's Girls Night In, Baw Baw resident Kayla Henry is urging other women in the area to get together to help raise over $1 million to defeat women's cancers.

A passionate Cancer Council supporter, Miss Henry is one of more than 1700 women who have already registered for the organisation's fastest growing fundraising event.

Fundraising spokesperson Barbara Fernandez said the Cancer Council expects 2008 to be the most successful Girls Night In ever, thanks to the launch of an exciting new interactive website.

"Girls Night In has a great new online element to it this year, and it's a fun way to register as a host and even set up your own unique fundraising page where you can raise funds any time," Ms Fernandez said.

"Registered hosts can send invites out via email, monitor RSVP's and even get friends to donate to their event online from anywhere in the world," she said.

Latest trends from the Cancer Council show that hosts who fundraise online have a 73% increase in fundraising success compared to those who use only conventional methods.

"It shows online fundraising is not only a fun and convenient way to raise funds, but also helps hosts increase the amount of money they can raise from their Girls Night In events," Ms Fernandez said. "We are so excited about what our supporters will be able to achieve through online fundraising and believe it will transform the way our hosts raise money in the future."

While online fundraising is a new addition to Girls Night In this year, those without internet access can still play their part by phoning 1300 65 65 85 to register and can simply raise their money on the night.

"Why not gather the girls for a great night in? By helping us reach our target of $1 million, you'll help prevent and detect women's cancers, find new treatments and support women in need," Ms Fernandez said.

For more information about Girls Night In visit www.girlsnightin.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.