NHRMC Foundation's Pink Ribbon Project Events Raise $210,000

November 13, 2016
Pink RibbonWILMINGTON, NC – The New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce that proceeds from its October breast cancer awareness events raised more than $210,000 to 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 and 18 other events in the region were a great success,” said Renee Mangum, special events and community partnerships manager for the NHRMC Foundation. “Our community continues to show its generosity and support for the incredible services and high-quality care New Hanover Regional Medical Center offers to those impacted by breast cancer.”

Fundraising efforts will continue as the Pink Ribbon Project cocktail celebration, which was postponed because of Hurricane Matthew, has been rescheduled for March 17, 2017 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 the cocktail celebration 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.