Friday, July 17, 2009

Great idea: Girls Night In for Cancer

I heard about a great idea while reading a good friend's blog. She brought to light that the Canadian Cancer Society of Ontario has launched Girls Night In where you bring your friends together for a good cause. They encourage you to host a Girls Night In party where in lieu of going out and spending money of food, drinks, cabs etc, your guests bring a cash donation which will be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

As I have gotten older there have been more than a few people in my every day life that have been directly affected with cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society estimates that approximately 31,100 women will be affected by breast, uterine, ovarian or cervical cancer in 2009. With its increasing prevalence, it is important that fundraising initiatives be put into place so that important research can be done.

Along with the Girls Night In fundraising idea, a new website makes it easy to host a Girls Night In. This website includes: online event registration, a downloadable host kit, party theme ideas and evites. By supporting Girls Night In you are helping the Canadian Cancer Society fund leading-edge research for women’s cancers, specifically breast, cervical, ovarian and uterine cancer. Money raised goes toward funding important women's cancer research. In 2008, the Canadian Cancer Society funded more that $5.5 million to research women's cancers, including a dozen research grants and awards to researchers in the province of Ontario. Money raised also goes toward cancer clinical trial research that tests new and better ways to prevent, treat and diagnose cancer.

If you are interested in hosting a Girls Night In party, please visit the website:

Together we can all make a difference.


  1. I wish BC had this sort of fundraising intiative...I looked into it and have not found anything over here yet.

  2. I love this idea!!! I so want to host a Girls Night In!