When I was little, my Mum used to save biscuits for me in her bedside table.
I’d creep into the room – knowing they were there for me – and gobble them up. By the time she awoke, I’d be on that glucose high, sugar crystals and bikkie crumbs dancing on my lips, and she’d call me her “little Cookie Monster.” I happily remember silly games like this we’d play when she was in a ward. Knowing there was a stash of “hospital cookies” waiting for me in those grey bedside tables each time I’d visit made it fun. And I guess it was her way of distracting me from the fact that she spent so much time there having treatment for breast cancer.
Like those of us who have had been touched by cancer, we do what we can to help. Whether it’s holding the hand of a loved one and simply being there, or donating to charities that fund research to find a cure or that support those who are suffering. ‘Girls’ Night In’ is a simple and fun way to raise funds and awareness: you just get a bunch of your mates over for a bit of a shindig, and everyone donates what they’d spend on a night out. I’ve done it before with my girlfriends and it was super fun – we all dressed in pink, and from memory I only served pink food 😊 you just put your own spin on it. Grab your Host Kit at GirlsNightIn.com.au to get into this fundraising campaign for @CancerVic
It’s such an easy way to make a difference, just like my Mother did when she stashed those biscuits in her bedside table all those years ago. R.I.P. Mum. @cancervic #ourgirlsnightin #cancervic #cancercouncil #ad