Girls fight cancer with colour in Alice Springs 


CDU Alice Springs played host to ‘The Girls Night In’, a fundraising evening attended by over 90 women to raise money for female cancer research on Tuesday (17 October).

Held at CDU’s Desert Lantern Restaurant, the event raised over $3300 for The Cancer Council NT.

Sue Tucker, Tourism Lecturer at CDU who helped organise the event, said the response to the function was impressive with all available tables booked.

‘We had tables of students right through to industry leaders,’ she said. ‘The response was remarkable.’

The evening’s theme was ‘pink’ and included a number of competitions and quizzes. One prize went to the woman with the most ‘pink’ items.

‘We lost count at 27,’ Sue said.

Ms Pink and Ms Femininity were selected at a fashion parade and judges were open to financial fund-raising bribes by guests.

Nicole Walsh, Events and Fundraiser from the NT Cancer Council was keynote speaker for the evening.

‘It was a very well organised and fun event,’ Nicole said.

A range of prizes were donated by CDU departments and local businesses. The Cancer Council and CDU would like to thank the following people for their support:

Oasis Motors
June Smith Florist
APT/Connections Safaris
Swank Shoes
Murray Neck Homeworld
Collier & Deane Lawyers
Moving Pictures
Cherie Castle – MC
List all sponsors here

Along with staff and students from the School of Tourism and Hospitality.