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May 13, 2021

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Well now you can, without fear of police prosecution. It will cost you, however, and you will have to wear something pink – not just show of your pink bits.

This weekend is the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to mark the occasion Nomads is offering backpackers and locals alike the opportunity to sleep in the window of its Byron Bay hostel to raise funds and awareness for Pink Ribbon Day.

This Cancer Council Pink Ribbon Event encourages local businesses to sponsor a backpacker or to have one of their own employees sleep publicly, dressed in pink, in the window of Nomads Hostel in Lawson Street, Byron Bay. Nomads will be donating the use of their front window as a prize for businesses involved to advertise and promote their own enterprises for six months following the event.

Throughout October Nomads employees are wearing pink, selling Pink Ribbon merchandise and collecting donations at the front desk with all proceeds going to Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day.

The official Pink Ribbon Day is this Monday 24 October. It’s a day to raise awareness and funds for vital breast cancer research, prevention programs and support services for patients and their families.

On the Far North Coast it is estimated that more than 229 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, with more than 37 women tragically losing their lives to this terrible disease. Cancer Council NSW supports women with prevention, vital research, and offering support services throughout the entire breast-cancer journey.

Pink Ribbon events, such as Wear Pink, are a Cancer Council initiative encouraging people and businesses to host their own fundraisers during in October.

Byron Bay Nomads will host a Pink Party on 24 October at the hostel, starting at 5pm. All are welcome to join Nomads Pink Party; simply wear pink to show your support for those affected by breast cancer.

For more information about the Nomads Pink Ribbon Event or Pink Ribbon Day visit www.pinkribbonday.com.au.

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