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Marist girls bring double the power in fight against cancer

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The Marist Girls’ Night In in action. Source: Twitter

The girls at Marist Catholic College in Penshurst have pulled off a mighty feat, collecting more than double their fundraising target for the fight against breast and gynaecological cancers.

The young women – 150 of them in Years 7-9 – managed to collect $4,100 in their first Girls’ Night In, having originally hoped to collect $2,000.

Speakers from the Cancer Council kept the girls engrossed with talks about female health and empowerment.

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The Girls’ Night In, an event hosted by groups of women across the country in aid of the Cancer Council Pink Ribbon Fund, may have been a first for Marist but not for PDHPE teacher Nicole Katrib, who had run the nights at her other schools.

“It was an absolute success,” a chuffed Ms Katrib reported. “The girls were just buzzing with excitement, and the kids are really excited for next year’s event. The vibe and atmosphere were second to none.”

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