NHRMC Foundation Hosting Annual Red Dress Luncheon

February 05, 2015

WILMINGTON, NC – The New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation will host the 10th Annual Red Dress Luncheon on Friday, February 6 at 11 a.m. to honor the women in our lives – our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends. The NHRMC Foundation Red Dress Project is designed to bring more women together in the battle against heart disease. This annual event will be held at the Wilmington Convention Center.

Funds from this project support the NHRMC Heart Center in helping more women learn the signs and symptoms of heart disease and take steps to keep their hearts healthy. Through the generous support of individuals and sponsors over the past nine years, the Red Dress Project has been able to enhance the high quality of care provided by NHRMC and fund several projects aimed at educating the community about heart disease.

Proceeds will also benefit the Marlene Sigler Cardiac Rehabilitation Endowment. During her 21 years of service at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, most recently as Manager of Cardiac Rehabilitation Services, Marlene was an advocate for her patients and a champion of continuing education for her staff. The NHRMC Foundation has established an endowment fund that supports continuing staff education and ensures funding is available for the future of the program.

The event begins with a vendor exhibition featuring businesses from throughout the region from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by the luncheon and program in the Wilmington Convention Center’s Grand Ballroom.

To find out more, call the NHRMC Foundation at 910.815.5002.


New Hanover Regional Medical Center is the leading provider of quality and accessible health care in Southeastern North Carolina, delivering care to all in need, without the support of taxpayer dollars. The medical center takes seriously its responsibility as an economic engine for the community, creating more than 6,000 jobs directly and another 6,000 jobs indirectly.

New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Heart Center is home to 29 cardiologists and 3 cardiovascular surgeons who perform more than 550 surgical procedures and 12,000 diagnostic procedures each year. The NHRMC Heart Center is the only hospital in southeastern North Carolina to perform heart surgery and is among the state’s leaders in cardiac care. For more information on the services provided at the NHRMC Heart Center, visit www.nhrmc.org/heart.