Pink Ribbon Project
Mammograms are an important part of breast health and help to detect breast cancer early – when it is most treatable.
The Pink Ribbon Project provides women of southeastern North Carolina access to mammography screenings, comfort to those undergoing cancer treatment and community awareness of breast cancer and the benefits of early diagnosis and screenings. The Pink Ribbon Project funds more than 1,200 mammography screenings each year for uninsured or underinsured women as well as any diagnostic tests or biopsy that may be necessary for a suspect finding.
More than $2 million has been raised and over 6,900 comfort bags have been given to area women since 1998 - all possible through Pink Ribbon events, community partnerships and donations.
The Pink Ribbon Project not only hosts annual events, but is celebrated throughout the year by friends, businesses, schools, social clubs and service organizations - all of whom host fundraising events to benefit cancer services at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
The Pink Ribbon Project is highlighted by an annual luncheon in October with more than 600 guests, followed by an evening Cocktail Party with over 400 people in attendance. Sponsorships and general admission tickets are available for both events. If you are interested in hosting your own event to benefit The Pink Ribbon Project, contact NHRMC Foundation for more information.
Save the date for our 2016 Pink Ribbon Project events:
19th Annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon
WHEN: Thursday, October 6, 2016
WHERE: Wilmington Convention Center
TIME: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
COST: $125 per person
Guest speaker Kristin Armstrong - mom, writer, runner and former spouse of cyclist Lance Armstrong - will speak on drawing positive lessons from life's most challenging times. Kristin has published widely, including the book Work in Progress: An Unfinished Woman's Guide to Grace.
Pink Ribbon Cocktail Party & Celebration
WHEN: Friday, October 7, 2016
WHERE: Hilton Wilmington Riverside
TIME: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
COST: $85 per person
Come party with the band Spare Change and local celebrity and Pink Ribbon Project Community Champion Meg Caswell. Meg will speak on breast cancer awareness and her Pink Ribbon connection. The dress code for this event is cocktail attire. The purchase of an individual ticket to this event includes admission, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and access to an open bar (beer and wine only).