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.

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.”