Pink Ribbon Project
The Pink Ribbon Project Event 2012
The Pink Ribbon Project Event was held on October 4th, 2012 and we are proud to report that we raised over $60,000! The excitement was an all day event starting with a luncheon and followed by a cocktail party.
The luncheon, with the featured author Celia Rivenbark, was held at the Wilmington Convention Center. During the luncheon, guests were able to socialize, listen to various speakers, and there was a purse auction where over $3,000 was raised. The auction included items that were generously donated from local shops in the Wilmington area.
Later that evening, the cocktail party took place at the Country Club of Landfall. The event included an art auction which helped to raise over $8,000, and live entertainment. The auction featured over 30 local artists, including featured artwork by Pam Toll, and entertainment provided by Blair Dougher. Both the luncheon and the cocktail party were a success and guest enjoyed themselves while supporting a good cause.
All proceeds from the event go to helping thousands of local women-with out insurance or other financial resources-by providing mammography and other diagnostic screenings. If you missed out on being part of the event this year, not to worry, mark your calendars for October 3, 2013 when we will put on our 16th annual Pink Ribbon Project Event!
Pink Ribbon Tribute Banners
A tribute banner is fabric with a written sentiment that expresses positive intentions for happiness, hope, enlightenment and protection. Traditionally, tribute banners are displayed outdoors where the wind can carry the wishes. The belief is that the messages are carried out as a blessing on the breeze and make us mindful of the welfare of everyone. They are not intended to be replaced as they age. Rather, its fibers are released as tangible wishes in the wind. Just as life moves on and is replaced by new life, hope is renewed by adding new banners alongside the old.
Our tribute banners carry a particular message of hope and can be dedicated in honor or in memory of a loved one. The Pink Ribbon Tribute Banner collection will grow and be displayed at Pink Ribbon events as a permanent and lasting tribute to those who have fought and continue to fight cancer.
Since its inception in 1998, the Pink Ribbon events and donations have raised more than $1.5 million and provided over 5,100 "Comfort Bags" to area women as they undergo treatment for cancer. Distributed by the Zimmer Cancer Center and area physician groups, the Pink Ribbon Comfort Bags are designed to bring comfort to women as they traverse through their cancer journey... from diagnosis to treatment. Items included in the bags are:
- There's No Place Like Hope, a guide to beating cancer by Vickie Girard
- A pink fleece blanket to be used to warm patients as they receive their chemotherapy treatments
- A small pillow sewn by volunteers from the New Hanover County Senior Center for use during chemotherapy and as a cushion between the seat belt and chest after surgery
- A Pink Ribbon Daytimer® planner to keep track of appointments and write down questions for their doctor
- A satin pillowcase for comfort after hair loss and an herbal eye pillow to help with relaxation
- The Satin Pillow, a book of helpful, non-clinical information and resources by Alyson Barnard and Jocelyn Lynch.
In addition to the Pink Ribbon Comfort Bags, the proceeds from Pink Ribbon Project also provide funding for uninsured women receiving mammography screening through a voucher system. Vouchers will be provided to medical offices that were formerly sites for the Care Van. On average, the Pink Ribbon Project provides more than 800 women with mammography screenings each year and will pay for additional diagnostics should a suspect screening occur.
The incredible success of the Pink Ribbon Project has not only provided early diagnosis and comfort to hundreds of area women, but has helped raise community awareness on the issue of women and cancer.
To find out more information about Pink Ribbon Project, please contact Jamie Thompson at
the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation at (910) 815-5042