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Grafton resident Lesley Wall to host 11th Girls’ Night In event for Cancer Council

Capture   Local Grafton resident Lesley Wall is holding her 11th Girls’ Night In on 14th November 2015 to help beat breast and gynaecological cancers. This year Lesley will be hosting a “Girls Morning In” and celebrating with a pink morning tea as well as selling merchandise at her workplace, Foott, Law & Co –  56 Victoria Street, Grafton. “What started out 11 years ago as a fun night together with the girls has turned into an annual event,” said Lesley. “Over the last 10 years together with my friends I have raised in excess of $10,000 for women’s cancers,” she said. Lesley’s aim is to raise awareness amongst her friends, family and the community about early detection, and to raise much needed funds for the Cancer Council. “Our family has experienced first-hand the services and support of the Cancer Council and every dollar raised makes a big difference,’ said Lesley. Lesley continues to host her event each year to celebrate and cherish friendships. “The journeys of life can sometimes be very difficult but with the support of your friends it can make the journey travelled a whole lot easier. It is really important to make time to just have some fun together away from the everyday stresses of life,” said Lesley. This is exactly what the Girls’ Night In idea is all about. Money raised from Cancer Council’s Girls’ Night In helps fund world-class research into women’s cancers, cancer prevention and advocacy programs, and support services to help those affected by women’s cancers at every part of their journey. Abby Wallace, Community Engagement Manager for Cancer Council NSW’s Northern NSW Region said, “In the Northern NSW region alone, it is predicted that, by 2016, 350 people will be diagnosed with breast or a gynaecological cancer in a single year, with 73 deaths expected[1]. “Cancer Council’s Girls’ Night In is a fun way to get your girlfriends, friends, family or workplace together, whether it be a movie night, a pink breakfast, a pamper session, or by asking your colleagues to wear pink on a specific day for a gold coin, to help fund cancer programs such as transport to treatment, cancer support group leader training, exercise and nutrition programs (ENRICH), and the Cancer Council Helpline, for patients, survivors and their families in Northern NSW,” said Abby. To register for your own Pink Ribbon Event or Girls’ Night In go to, or contact Abby Wallace on 6639 1308 or