October is time for the annual Girls Night In - Cancer Council Victoria events. It's well underway as we're almost halfway through the month, but there's still a huge call out by the Cancer Council for everyone to participate. It's understandable that everyone is going through hard times emotionally and mentally and lockdown is not helping. Yet, there's a greater good that needs to be seen to, as we get closer to (see video) seeing some results.
Every little dollar helps. Imagine if you will, in a perfect world, if every single human being in Australia donated but $1 each, times our population; there's a lot of good to be done. Dust off the sad sack and find the joy in doing for others whilst hanging out with friends and family. register now, get your tribe together ASAP, and have a spontaneous charitable event filled with generosity to help those in need. You'll find a host of event ideas here, but you know what, you can just about drum up anything creative you can think of. Perhaps a fashion show, so you can all get a good squizz into each others wardrobe, virtually of course.
When you register, a fundraising page will be created for you. Set a date for your girls night, or several girls nights with different sector of friends, family, work colleagues, etc and just have fun while doing good. The stats will tell you that over 16,370 women are diagnosed with cancer each year - that's 45 women every day and more than 11 of them will die as a result. Cancer is devastating not just for these women but for all those who love them; so please, do what you can for the cause.
If it's all too difficult for you, make it easy by simply finding an event and joining in by donating to their efforts. The main thing is that all roads lead to this fundraiser, no matter which path you take. You could also simply donate.
It so happens that it's also National Carers Week (11-17 Oct 2020) - recognising the 2.65 million Australian's who provide care and support to a family member or friend with disability, mental health condition, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue or who are frail aged. Take a look at their website and if you can help them in any way.....thank you. Cancer Council recognises that during COVID-19 it's particularly hard and the cancer nurses are here for support if you need them. Just call 13 11 20 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need support.
Cancer Council Australia Event
A little reminder - if you have let your bowel screening test drop off your to do list during this pandemic, Cancer Council Australia are holding a FacebookLive Q&A Bowel Screening Event on Wednesday 14 October 2020 from 2.30-3pm. Australia's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Michael Kidd AM will be in conversation with the Director of Cancer Control Policy, Megan Varlow. They will talk about how COVID-19 has impacted diagnosis and treatment of bowel cancer. Viewers will be able to ask questions during the Facebook Live and have them answered by an expert; so get your questions ready. Make sure to click attending on the event to get a notification when the event goes live!