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Girls Night In FAQs

Girls Night In

Following are some basic questions and answers about the Girls Night In program:

Why should I support the Girls Night In program?
In 2009, an estimated 12,050 women in Ontario are expected to be diagnosed with breast, cervical, ovarian or uterine cancer. In 2009, more than 3,250 women will die from them. That’s why the Canadian Cancer Society created Girls Night In so women can help to continue to fund leading-edge cancer research.

How does Girls Night In work?
The program encourages women to host a Girls Night In event for friends, family or colleagues and to ask guests to make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society comparable to what they would spend on a night out with the girls.

What kind of event do you have to hold?
You can choose to hold a simple get-together with the girls or make your Girls Night In truly special by giving it a theme. You can explore a number of theme and fundraising ideas here.

Does a Girls Night In have to be an evening event?
Not at all. Your event could be held anytime during the morning, afternoon or evening. The program is designed to be flexible allowing you to host an event that fits with your schedule.

What if I don’t live in Ontario?
Girls Night In is a wonderful program to raise funds for Women’s Cancer research*, but should you choose to use this site to promote an event outside Ontario please be advised that we can not allocate the funds to the Society outside of Ontario. While we appreciate your enthusiasm, we do not have the staff to support your event outside Ontario and we ask that you work with your local unit to find alternative methods of promotion. Click here to find your local office.

Is this a brand new program?
Girls Night In is a brand new program for Ontario. The program originated in Australia where it has enjoyed great success.

Are men allowed to participate?
Men are not excluded from participating but we suspect the program focus and concept will likely most appeal to women.

Are tax receipts issued for donations to the program?
Yes. Tax receipts are issued in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency guidelines for all donations of $20 or more, unless otherwise requested.

How do I know my donations are going to research and not administration?
The Canadian Cancer Society is accountable and transparent with the donations we receive and we take this responsibility seriously. Every year, the Canadian Cancer Society releases audited financials in our annual report, which is available online at

What is the duration of the program?
Girls Night In takes place throughout the year. There is no limit on when you hold your Girls Night In or how many events you can host.

How can I donate to the program?
We appreciate all donations. Please click here to go to our online Donation Form or contact your local Canadian Cancer Society Unit office.

Please also see our list of Frequently Asked Questions for Hosts and Guests of Girls Night In events:
Host FAQs

Guest FAQs

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