The 11th annual Cancer Council’s ‘Girls Night In’ event at Ettalong Diggers next month has been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The sold-out event, which raises funds and awareness for the Cancer Council on the Coast, will now be held on March 26 at Ettalong Diggers.
Stacey Saul said she created the event years ago after experiencing the ‘heartbreaking’ impact cancer had on so many lives, including her friends and family’s.
“My friend and I started this event after two other women we knew at our children’s school were both diagnosed around the same time with breast cancer and tragically passed,” she said.
“Watching them suffer was heartbreaking.
“Then to see family members go through it as well has meant that this event is very close to our hearts and raises the importance of funding for the Cancer Council on the Central Coast.”
Each ‘Girls Night In’ event has a theme with this upcoming event’s theme being ‘the Wild, Wild West’.
“With the end of lockdown nearing, it is great that we can all get together again, this time with over 300 women, to celebrate sisterhood and to be there for each other so that no woman feels alone if cancer is impacting them personally or impacting someone they love,” Saul said.
Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch, said she has attended the event in the past and that it is a long-awaited opportunity for community members to get together for a great cause.
“The fundraising is for an incredibly important issue that has touched so many of our lives,” Tesch said.
“The event is also great fun with women supporting women through challenging times, as well as being a celebration of life and being in the moment.
“The opportunity for us all to come together like this after a long period in lockdown is something so crucial for our community.”
Tesch said she hoped the event would remind women on the Coast to go and get their routine check-ups at the BreastScreen Bus when appointments are available.
“Early detection is some important and I know this event will remind us of this and raise awareness further throughout the community,” she said.
“Knowing that one in three Australians will suffer from some sort of cancer in their lifetime, I cannot think of a bigger issue that has left its mark on so many in our community and why it is vital that we continue to fundraise for our hardworking scientists and medical professionals to be able to kick cancer’s butt.”
Media release, Sep 10
Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch