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Zoe Marshall and Monty Dimond Cancer Council's Girls' Night In Interview

Zoe Marshall and Monty Dimond Cancer Council's Girls' Night In Interview

Hosts of The 3PM Pick Up on national KIIS FM network, Zoe Marshall and Monty Dimond, will be celebrating female friendships while helping beat women's cancers this year, as they come on board as ambassadors for Cancer Council's Girls' Night In.

The dynamic duo will be encouraging women to get together with their friends this October to have fun for a good cause, by hosting a Girls' Night In.

Frequenting the KIIS FM airwaves every weekday afternoon, Zoe and Monty are no strangers to a fun-filled hour of chatting about life, love and everything in between, and are excited to be supporting Girls' Night In this year.

Zoe Marshall lost her mum to breast cancer when she was 21, and she describes her friends as being like her family:

'All my friendships are based on honest and open communication. Everyone has busy lives and I think it's important to stop sometimes and have a conversation about how lucky we are to be healthy and happy/ Girls' Night In gives us a chance to have a moment of gratitude with our best girlfriends, hang in our PJs, eat yummy food and talk about what matters in life," she said.

As a busy mum, Monty sees Girls' Night In as a great excuse to have fun with the people that matter for a cause that matters:

'I would be completely bonkers without the women in my life. I connect with women on a much deeper level because we can cut the rubbish and get to the important stuff like who is going to win the latest reality TV show (very important) or how we are feeling emotionally and physically. Not much is off limits with my close friends; we know each other so well that if something isn't right, we can tell straight away.

'For me, good food, couch and conversation are the three ingredients to a great Girls' Night In!"

Every day in Australia, around 50 women are diagnosed with breast or a gynaecological cancer. Money raised from Cancer Council's Girls' Night In helps fund world-class research into women's cancers, cancer prevention and advocacy programs, and support services to help those affected by women's cancers at every part of their journey.

Girls' Night In is part of Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon, which in 2015 aims to raise $7million nationally.

You can register to host a Girls' Night In anytime from now, by visiting www.girlsnightin.com.au or calling 1300 65 65 65.


Interview with Zoe Marshall

Question: What is Cancer Council's Girls' Night In?

Zoe Marshall: Cancer Council's Girls' Night In is the perfect excuse to get the girls together while raising much needed funds to help beat women's cancers. It's about celebrating female friendships and having fun with the people that matter, for a cause that matters.

You can host a Girls' Night In anytime during October and your event can be as big or as small as you wish and as low key or lavish as you want. Whether you host a dinner party, have a pamper session or hold a movie night, you will still be helping to raise money and showing your support for those affected by women's cancers.


Question: Why was it important for you to become an ambassador for the Girls' Night In?

Zoe Marshall: Having lost my mum to breast cancer when I was 21, Cancer Council's Girls' Night In is a cause close to my heart. The biggest thing I learnt from the loss of my mother is to stay vigilant with my cancer checks. If I can raise awareness and help women get checked out more regularly, and prevent just one cancer, I am happy to play a part, however small.


Question: How will you celebrate your Girls' Night In?

Zoe Marshall: Getting the girls together for a night in is all about great company, good food, style and comfort. I love to light candles and decorate the house with lots of fresh flowers. I'll also have lots of soft cushions and blankets lying around so there is plenty of room to relax. There will definitely be a little dessert bar for everyone to enjoy after dinner as well.


Question: What advice do you have for other woman organising Girls' Night In events?

Zoe Marshall: Don't be afraid to include the guys! If the men in your life want to throw their support behind this amazing cause as well you should definitely make them feel welcome. The more the merrier I say.


Interview with Monty Dimond

Question: Why was it important for you to become an ambassador for the Girls' Night In?

Monty Dimond: It's unfortunate, and very frustrating, that cancer touches us all in some way. It is something we all fear and assume is a death sentence when someone has -the big C' word. However, the more we talk about cancer, learn about it, the more cancer checks we get, the sooner we detect it and the more money we raise to help fund research, the better chances we have of preventing it as well, so I am all about creating awareness.


Question: How will you celebrate your Girls' Night In?

Monty Dimond: My Girls' Night In is going to be a wild one, that is just how I role. I am planning on eating some Hawaiian Pizza, getting through a season or two of one of my favourite, trashy, reality TV series, and chatting in depth about everything and anything with five of my closest girlfriends.


Question: What advice do you have for other woman organising Girls' Night In events?

Monty Dimond: Have fun with it. It's not often these days that we manage to get the ones who mean so much to us all in the one room together, so remove any pressures! Order take away or get everyone to bring a dish and remember that it's not how or where you celebrate, but who you're with that counts.

Finally, of course, don't forget to register! You can register to host a Girls' Night In anytime from now, by visiting www.girlsnightin.com.au or calling 1300 65 65 65.


Interview by Brooke Hunter



 
 
 



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