Getting 'girly' helps campaign
JUST about everyone knows someone who has suffered from cancer.
For Kay Bonerath, it was her son.
He was diagnosed with leukaemia when he was four.
He has beaten the disease, and she is willing to help out in any way she can when it comes for searching for a cancer cure.
Ms Bonerath and her staff at Priceline Glenmore have registered to host a Girls' Night In for the fourth year in a row.
Girls' Night In encourages women to invite their friends around for a fun night in, during October, and donate what they would have spent on a night out towards Cancer Council's work into breast and gynaecological cancers.
“When my son had leukaemia, the survival rate was only 65% and now its 95%,” Ms Bonerath said.
“All the money that went into research is what got the survival rate up. I hope we can do the same with breast cancer.”
So far 200 women across Central Queensland have registered to host a Girls' Night In.
Cancer Council Queensland fundraising co-ordinator Kim Walters is hoping for another 60 registered parties, which is 20 more than the total held during last year.
“With more than 144 women diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancer in our region each year, it's important we do everything we can to help ease the burden cancer can have on our community,” Ms Walters said.
At the Priceline Glenmore Girls' Night In party, to be held on November 7, party-goers will get in touch with their “girly” side with beauty products and makeup.
To find out more or to register, visit www.girlsnightin.com.au or call 1300 656 585.
This year, as an added incentive, Cancer Council is holding a “Guess Who's Coming 2 Girls' Night In” competition, which gives Girls' Night In hosts the chance to win a visit from a secret special celebrity guest.
There will also be a “Bikers-a-Breast” ride on October 25, held by Cancer Council and Rockhampton Harley Owner Group.
Riders will set off to Byfield at 8.30am from Upper Dawson Road and then head to the Yeppoon Beach Front, following it with a lunch at Emu Park.
Riders should wear pink and bring or wear a decorated bra on the outside of clothing.