NHRMC Foundation Hosts Annual Pink Ribbon Project Events

September 13, 2016
Pink RibbonThe New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation is scheduled to host its 19th Annual Pink Ribbon Project luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 6, followed by the Pink Ribbon Project cocktail party and celebration on Friday, Oct. 7. Proceeds from each event support NHRMC Foundation’s efforts to provide free mammograms and diagnostic services to underserved women and comfort bags to newly diagnosed cancer patients.

The Pink Ribbon Project luncheon is scheduled from 11 am to 1 pm at the Wilmington Convention Center and will feature guest speaker Kristin Armstrong. Armstrong, a mother, writer, runner and former spouse of cyclist Lance Armstrong, will speak on drawing positive lessons from life’s most challenging times.

The Pink Ribbon Project cocktail celebration is scheduled from 7 pm to 11 pm at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside. The event will feature local celebrity and Pink Ribbon Project community champion Meg Caswell. Caswell is a Wilmington-based interior designer, style personality, TV host and winner of HGTV’s Design Star. She will speak about breast cancer awareness and her Pink Ribbon Project connection. Live entertainment, food and a silent auction will be provided.

Tickets to both events may be purchased online at www.nhrmcfoundation.org or by calling the NHRMC Foundation at 910.667.5002.

Since 1998, Pink Ribbon Project events, community partnerships and donations have raised more than $2.1 million and provided over 6,900 comfort bags to area women as they undergo treatment for cancer. These bags contain items that range from the practical to the inspirational and are designed to let women know they’re not alone as they go through a difficult period. The Pink Ribbon Project also funds mammography screenings for women in our region who do not have health insurance or financial resources, and follow-up diagnostic procedures for women who receive a suspect mammography result.

For more information on the Pink Ribbon Project events or to find out how you can help, visit www.nhrmcfoundation.org or call the NHRMC Foundation at 910.667.5002.