KAREN Petersen held her 12th annual Girls Night In event at her Mount Gambier home on Saturday to raise money for Cancer Council Australia.
“Everyone brings a clothing item to auction and we have raffles, amazing food and drinks and plenty of laughs,” Ms Petersen said.
“We light a candle in memory of those who have lost their battle with cancer.
“The reason I started to host the Girls Night In fundraisers is because I sadly lost my sister to the disease in 2000 – it is my way of giving back and raising money for research and hopefully one day a cure.”
To date Ms Petersen has raised $13,400 for the Cancer Council.
“On Saturday we raised $1900 and $100 will go to Glencoe Kindergarten – they ‘flocked’ my front lawn this year,” she said.