Thought I would share what I am involved in this month with Fiskars....
Here's the latest post about the big event on the Fiskars ANZ Blog from Lyn, Dawn and Trina.
Did you know that October is BREAST CANCER AWARENESS month?
Well here at FISKARS CRAFT we are going to facilitate our own GIRLS NIGHT IN right here on the ANZ Blog....so you can all sit back in the comfort of your own home or get together with some friends......and come and join us for a fun filled night starting at 6pm AUS. EST......8pm NZ time on Thursday October 30th.
Plans are underway with our Ambassadors in both Australia and New Zealand to bring you all some wonderful project shares,challenges,prizes.....yes spot prizes.......RAKS'........dress-ups.....sh....sh....the girls are working very hard behind the scenes at the moment......LOL!
So spread the word.......and if you would like to see our GIRLS NIGHT IN site whereby you can leave a donation if you like you can go here ANZ Fiskars Craft Girls Night In
We are making this a fundraiser by the FISKARS CRAFT AMBASSADORS and DEMONSTRATORS in AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND.
We have set our target at $2000.00......so we would love you to donate to this worthy cause! I'm sure most of us have been touched by Cancer or know of someone that has had this terrible illness.....so please help us to raise much needed funds for the CANCER COUNCIL doing what we all love to do crafting!.......having fun.....chatting....sharing and caring1
Starting on October 27th PINK RIBBON DAY we shall have many ,many shares and activities on here....we'll link to as many helpful Cancer Awareness sites as we can......and we are even working on our own "Blinkie" for you all.....to add to your own Blogs or websites......so watch out for some BIG CHANGES ON HERE OVER THE COMING WEEKS...........so keep an eye out !
Here's a message from the GIRL"S NIGHT IN TEAM
October is Breast Awareness Month!
Girls Night In is not just about fundraising, it's also about raising awareness of women's cancers. So, this year as part of Girls Night In, the Cancer Council is calling on all women to arm themselves and their friends with the knowledge of how to reduce their risk and protect themselves against women's cancers.
See below for details on how to cut your cancer risk.
Barbara, Louise, Erin & Lucinda - The Girls Night In Team
10 Steps to Cutting Cancer Risk
A recent survey of over 1000 women revealed that Australian women are putting their lives at risk by not taking the necessary precaucations against women's cancers.
To combat this low awareness, the Cancer Council has developed these 10 simple steps to help women reduce their risk of developing women's cancer as well as ensuring that any problems are detected earlier:
Exercise regularly and keep your weight in a normal range.
Eat a health diet with at least five servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit each day.
Don't smoke, and if you do, quit.
Limit or avoid drinking alcohol and have some alcohol free days.
Have pap test every two years if you are between the ages of 18-69.
Be breast aware - see your doctor promptly if you find a lump in your breast, dimpling of the skin or changes in the nipple.
Have a mammogram every two years if you are between the ages of 50-69
Don't ignore changes in your body, such as swelling, bloating, sudden weight gain or loss, or changes in your normal menstrual pattern.
Know your family's cancer history and seek advice from your doctor or the Cancer Council Helpline (1311 20) if you have concerns.
Every woman's body is different and only you know what's normal for you. If you notice something that is unusal for you, see your doctor.
Remember - One of the best defences women have against cancer is increasing awareness of their own bodies!
If you would like any further information about women's cancers, please visit www.girlsnightin.com.au or call the Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20.
Keep your eyes peeled for more details to come on this big evening of fun and games to raise funs for Breast Cancer Research.
Cheers M x