Melissa's Girls Night In

By Melissa Gartner

Help me create a cancer free future!

I’m hosting a Girls’ Night In to change the future for all South Australian women.

Every day South Australian women will hear those dreaded words, “you have cancer” and while the survival rate has increased, there is still more work to be done.

That’s why I’m bringing everyone together - to raise funds to get us closer to a future free from women’s cancers.

I would love for your support!  Come along to my Girls’ Night In or donate today on this page.  

By supporting my Girls’ Night In, you will contribute to freeing the future from cancer. 

Your support will be powering vital research, prevention and support services. Making a difference to so many in their most vulnerable time, now and into the future.

Together, we can create a future for all South Australian women.

My Updates

Breast Cancer - Know the Signs

Monday 11th Oct
Did you know that breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia? Unfortunately around 55 Australians are diagnosed with this horrible cancer daily. That is over 20,000 per year.
1 in 7 women are diagnosed in their lifetime, and about 1 in 700 males are diagnosed. So far in 2021, over 3000 Australians have lost their battle with breast cancer.

Unfortunately not everyone knows how to correctly check themselves for changes. It is time we have the chat and learn abut our breast's and how to check for changes. 

Have a look in the mirror with your hands on your his (like the superwoman you are).
Raise your arms above your head, then lower them and look back to see if there are any changes to the appearance of your breasts.

Using the opposite hand to the breast you are checking, use the flat part of your fingers and near the finger pads to feel near the surface of , and deeper in the breast. Feel for any lumps or bumps. 

Remember to feel all of the breast tissue, this goes from your collarbone to under your bra line and across to your armpit.

If anything feels or looks abnormal see your doctor immediately. The Below changes can be signs of breast cancer:
 - a lump, lumpiness or thickening in the breast or under arms (especially if only in one breast)
 - any pain (again, especially if only in one breast)
 - changes in the skin such as, dimpling, puckering or redness
 - changes in the nipple including discharge, crusting, redness, or nipple pulled in
 - any changes in shape or size of the breasts (especially if in one breast only)
 - an area that feels different from the rest

Checking for these signs could save your life. If you are ever unsure see a doctor, be safer than sorry. 

Thank you to my Supporters

$200

Everyone @ Melissa's Girl's Night In

Cash donations from our Girl's Night In

$165

Jenna Rozee

For the photos

$52

Ron And Lauren

$52

Fiona

Well done Melissa

$50

Jenna Rozee

Hope this helps 🥰

$26

Melissa Gartner

$26

Lizzie Barber

$26

Cherie Kirby

F#*k Cancer

$25

Erin

$25

Therese Taylor

$20.80

Claire Buxton

$20

Kirsty Hatchard