With October 1 marking the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cancer Council is urging women around Australia to get together and raise awareness for women’s cancers by hosting a Girls’ Night In or a Pink Ribbon event.
Every day in Australia, 60 women are diagnosed with breast or a gynaecological cancer – these women are our mothers, our grandmas, daughters, sisters, and friends. Sadly, every day around 12 Australian women will die from a women's cancer.
The five-year survival rate for breast cancer increased by 17 per cent from 1982 to 2012, and the five-year survival rate for women with a gynaecological cancer increased by seven per cent in the same period.
This increase in survival rates for breast and gynaecological cancers is thanks to advancements in early detection and treatment due to research and prevention programs. These programs are funded by Cancer Council fundraisers like Girls’ Night In or Pink Ribbon events.
Breast and gynaecological cancers unfortunately touch many Australian lives in one form or another, either directly or through the experience of family and friends.
Hosting or attending a Girls’ Night In or a Pink Ribbon event isn’t only an opportunity to raise much-needed funds for women’s cancers; it can also raise much-needed awareness about early detection and cancer prevention.
Events can range from a simple movie-night to a gala ball and there is plenty of online support for hosts too. For more tips or information, visit girlsnightin.com.au.
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