Karen's Girls night in

By Karen Zahra

I’m hosting a Girls’ Night In to help all Victorian women affected by cancer

Im hosting this year in memory of my beautiful sister who we lost 20 years ago at only 22yrs old, we also lost my nan to this horrible disease. My mum and myself have also gone through this and many friends have too, hoping to bring awareness and raise money to help.

Every year, 15,700 Victorian women are diagnosed cancer, and 6,000 of those will be breast or gynaecological cancers.

Thanks in part to generous Victorians, the good news is that the rate of women dying from cancer is declining. Throughout the last decade, the rate has been consistently decreasing by 1.5% per year. This is thanks to earlier detection of cancers through screening, reductions in tobacco use, and improvements in treatment.

I’m passionate about saving even more lives, so I'm helping Cancer Council Victoria by hosting a Girls’ Night In. It’s the perfect opportunity to catch up with the girls and celebrate our friendship while raising vital funds.

By supporting me, you’ll be funding ground-breaking cancer research, prevention programs and support services that offer a helping hand to all Victorian women affected by cancer.