Girls night in for cancer fundraiser

It’s a way to raise money for cancer, from the comfort of your own home. The Cancer Council is hosting its annual ‘Girls Night In’ this month. Grab your friends, stay in and donate any money that you would have spent going out, to charity.

Laura Lavelle reports.


Gold Coast musician Elska lost both of her grandmothers to cancer.

The singer and harp-player now wants raise money for research the best way she knows how, through music.

Elska, Musician: “I’ve had a number of people in my family, close friends and women in particular affected by cancer.”

Elska is now planning a Girls Night In fundraiser, along with singer-songwriter friend, Eleea.

It’ll be nearly two hours of live music, free food and a raffle.

Eleea, Musician: “Ideally we’d love to donate as much as possible. Anything from $1000 would be surpassing our expectations.”

Last year 4,180 women in Queensland were diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancers.

Cancer Council Queensland says more than 800 won’t survive.

Fundraisers like ‘Girls Night In’ continue to raise money for cancer research. But every bit counts. Australia is set to be the first country to eradicate cervical cancer by 2035.

Meaghan Bush, Cancer Council Queensland: “We’ve come a long way with the research that we do and the money invested to ensure we are looking to a cancer-free future.”

The girls charity performance night will be held October 24 in Albion, details are online.

To host your own Girls Night In, register on the Cancer Council’s Website.

Laura Lavelle, QUT News.