Neighbours actress Gemma Pranita, Home & Away actress Rhiannon Fish, radio and television presenter Charli Robinson, Channel Nine News presenter Alison Ariotti, celebrity chef Karen Martini, Nashville actress Clare Bowen and TV presenter and foodie, Alana Lowes, have been named by the Cancer Council as celebrity ambassadors for Girls Night In 2012.
One in three Australian women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. This October, hundreds of thousands of women will be “staying in” to support the Cancer Council’s Girls’ Night In, to help raise much needed funding for women’s cancer research, prevention programs and support services.
This year, the Cancer Council is aiming to raise over $3.6 million to provide support for the 17,500 women – grandmothers, mothers, sisters, aunts, daughters and friends – who will be diagnosed with breast and gynaecological cancers in the next 12 months.
To encourage as many women as possible to get involved in Girls Night In, the Cancer Council has enlisted the help of seven female celebrities: Gemma Pranita, Rhiannon Fish (pictured above), Charli Robinson, Alison Ariotti, Karen Martini, Clare Bowen and Alana Lowes.
Neighbours actress Gemma Pranita (pictured right), will be joining women across the country to share a fun night in with her girlfriends and cast mates to raise much needed funds for women’s cancers.
“I believe that Girls’ Night In is an incredible initiative to raise awareness about women’s cancers and the impact it can have on family and friends. I’m really looking forward to having a night in with the girls and at the same time, know that I’ll be supporting thousands of people who’ve been touched by cancer in some way,” said Gemma.
Getting involved is easy. Simply invite the girls over for a fun night in and ask them to donate what they usually spend on a night out to the Cancer Council.
Girls Night In activities may include a dinner party, a DVD marathon, a pamper evening, a book club or even just inviting the girls over for a catch up. Whatever you choose to do, whether big or small, remember the Cancer Council’s motto: Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.
To host a Girls Night In activity or event register at: www.girlsnightin.com.au or telephone 1300 65 65 85.
All the money raised will help Cancer Council fight breast and gynaecological cancers through prevention programs, support services and world-class research. Here are just a few of the ways that your contribution will help:
- $10 can help produce a cancer information book that provides clear and accurate information about specific gynaecological cancers.
- $50 can help pay for Cancer Council Helpline calls that can inform and reassure women about their cancer diagnosis.
- $100 can help us provide a room for the night for women who need to stay away from home to access treatment.
- $500 can go towards funding a grant for new research into ovarian cancer.
Hosting a Girls’ Night In is an opportunity to connect with the most important women in your life. Whatever it is that you and your friends do to relax and enjoy each other’s company counts as a Girls’ Night In.
So get the girls together now and help beat women’s cancers. Check out www.girlsnightin.com.au for more details.
Photographs by Andrew Maccoll