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Pubs, businesses, groups all getting ready to don pink

OCTOBER is Pink Ribbon month and people and businesses around the Northern Rivers are organising events that will keep you busy from the 1st until the 31st.

Goonellabah Tavern event organiser Kim Dowling will be hosting a Girls Night In event tomorrow night.

"It's just a great way to gather the girls, have some fun, for a great cause," she said.

"We operate a cracking night of comedy ... and of course our boys behind the bar every year get down to their pink jocks, our Hilltop Hotties, and raise a bit of extra coin as well.

"Some of them are a bit reluctant, but they're pretty brave."

She said there were also plans for a Girls Night In at Ocean Shores, just north of Byron Bay, on October 23.

"We also own the Ocean Shores Tavern, and after the success of the event at G'Bah Tav we began hosting a similar event at Ocean Shores," Ms Dowling said.

Nadine Toniello organises a Pink Ribbon Month event every year at Wollongbar Public School.

"It's open to all females linked to the school ... students can bring their grandmas, friends, neighbours," she said.

Ms Dowling said Pink Ribbon month was a great opportunity for ladies to get together while raising money for a good cause.

"So many women are being affected by cancer," she said.

"Because Cancer Council does that big push in October it's really nice for us to be able to couple up with that and promote the cause."

In the Northern NSW region alone it is predicted by 2016, 350 people will be diagnosed with breast or a gynaecological cancer each year.

To register a Girls Night In event during October visit the website: girlsnightin.com.au.

Pink Ribbon Day is on October 23.

Topics:  breast cancer pink ribbon day



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